Thursday, April 13, 2017

Eastern Mindanao on Heighten Alert

NSFA, Panacan, Davao City - Eastern Mindanao Command heightened its alert level after an AFP-PNP Joint Operations encountered Abu Sayyaf members in Inabanga, Bohol on April 11, 2017.

The alert level was raised to prevent the ASG to conduct any diversionary act within the Commands Area of Operations and also to prevent the NPAs to take advantage of the situation and conduct atrocities while communities are busy in celebrating the holy week.

On April 11, 2017 immediately after the encounter in Bohol between the Government troops and the ASG, Tactical Operations Group 10, Philippine Air Force based in Cagayan De Oro City dispatched two aircraft and other personnel towards Bohol. Presently they are providing additional capability in pursuing the terrorist remnants.

Relatively Naval Forces Eastern Mindanao Mindanao likewise dispatched some of its personnel and equipment to provide additional naval capability to Central Command on April 12, 2017 as they continue to conduct pursue operations.

Meanwhile, troops in the different areas of Eastern Mindanao Command are closely coordinating with different Local Government Units and other law enforcement agencies using established mechanism in their respective areas of jurisdiction to strengthen securities of various communities, installations and infrastructure.

Source: Public Information Office, Eastern Mindanao Command, AFP

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