Four members of the New Peoples Army (NPA) including 2 minors were captured by combined elements of the 88th Infantry “Maringal” Battalion and 2nd Scout Ranger Battalion after a 30-minute firefight in the forested area at Purok 10, Sitio Narulag, Barangay Laligan, Valencia City, Bukidnon at around 7:00AM last Friday, September 10, 2021.

In a report, army troops of the 88IB were responding to information from local residents of ongoing extortion activities by the NPA in the area when the encounter occurred. The four captured rebels are part of Platoon Bagsik of the Guerrilla Front Malayag (SRC2) under Dante Cuyos. Troops also recovered six high-powered firearms.

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Meanwhile, the two minors are now under the care of the City Social Welfare and Development Office (CSWDO) of the Valencia City.

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photos from 88IB

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