Farmer returns helmet, military gadget of fallen SAF commando
SHARIFF AGUAK, Maguindanao, Feb. 16( –- A farmer who asked not to be named for security reason returned items of slain police commandos in the January 25 PNP Special Action Force debacle.
Police officers in Maguindanao are expecting more personal items, gadget and military equipments of the Fallen 44 will be returned.
Philippine National Police authorities in Maguindanao are expecting more personal items, gadgets and equipment of the Fallen 44 to be turned to the government after a farmer who asked not to be named for security reason handed over three items of slain police commandos in the January 25 Mamasapano debacle.
Maguindanao police chief Senior Supt. Rodelio Jocson, said the farmer brought the items to the police office bringing with him three items he found in the cornfields in Barangay Tukanalipao, Mamasapano, Maguindanao. That specific area was converted into a killing field with the aftermath of the incident.
“He was a farmer living in Barangay Tukanalipao. He asked not to be named for security reason,” Jocson said the farmer turned over a Special Action Force Kevlar helmet, a two-way radio set and ballistic plate of bullet proof vest.
The items are now at the police provincial office in Shariff Aguak, Maguindanao.
The farmer said several other villagers also took the fallen policemen’s items like guns, mobile phones, comouflage uniforms and combat shoes.
Forty-four commandos, 18 alleged Moro Islamic Liberation Front and Bangsamoro Islamic Freedom Fighters and four civilians were killed in a police special operation to capture Malaysian terrorist Zulkifli bin Hir alias Marwan. (PNA)