Police Recovered and Safely Deactivated an IED Hours After President Duterte Left Cotabato

Police Recovered and Safely Deactivated an IED Hours After President Duterte Left Cotabato


President Rodrigo Duterte visited Cotabato City to launch the anti-poverty programs for Mindanao. Hours after he left the city, police and military bomb experts recovered and later deactivated an improvised explosive device (IED) from the residence of a suspect in the Davao City bombing.

The Cotabato City police office have received an information concerning the suspected IED in the residence of Mohammad Lalaog Chenikandiyil alias Datu Boi in Barangay Rosary Heights 7, Cotabato City. The authorities then immediately recovered an 81-mm mortar complete with activating devices – battery and mobile phone, Supt. Romeo Galgo Jr., speaking for the Police Regional Office 12 said.

The bomb disposal unit instantly went to the said area, discovered the IED and safely deactivated it.

Galgo told the reporters of Philippine Daily Inquirer through a phone interview, “It’s good the information was relayed timely to the police, it saved lives and properties. It would have been bloody had it landed in the wrong hands.”

On October 29, early Saturday morning, a joint operation conducted inside the Southern Philippines Development Authority (SPDA) compound in Barangay Tamontaka, along Ilang-Ilang Street, Cotabato City arrested Chenikandiyil, one of the four suspects.

The other arrested suspects were identified as Jackson Mangulamas Usi alias Abu Mansor/Jam; Zack Villanueva Lopez alias Haron; and Ansan Abdulla Mamasapano alias Abu Hamsa, all Cotabato City-based members of Maute terror group.

Using the water disruptor, the IED was safely defused at 10 p.m. Saturday, according to Galgo.

Hours after the president left the city as he visits and launched anti-poverty programs, police and military bomb experts has recovered the IED.

News Source: Philippine Daily Inquirer

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