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MILF kills Muslim bomber Abdul Basit Usman

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Published         4 May , 2015      3:21 am          453 views.

COTABATO CITY, May 4, Updated — In the end, it was not the government forces which will prove successful in eliminating the country’s most wanted bomber who had eluded arrest for several months already. Abdul Basit Usman, who had a one million US dollars reward for his arrest, died in a chance encounter with MILF guerrillas in the village of Muti, Guindulungan, Maguindanao at 11:50 a.m. on Sunday. Usman was killed in a 20-minute firefight with the group of MILF commander Barok, a sub-leader of the MILF’s 118th base command headed by Wahid Tundok.

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This information was confirmed separately by Maguindanao police provincial director Senior Supt. Nickson Muksan, Barangay Muti chairman Gayak Midtimbang, Guindulungan Mayor Antao Midtimbang, liaison officer of the Coordinating Committee on the Cessation of Hostilities of the MILF Toks Upam. Quoting reports from field commanders, MILF chief negotiator Mohaqher Iqbal, said Usman traded shots with members of the MILF triggering a gun battle. But Abu Misry Mama of the Bangsa Moro Islamic Freedom Fighters refused to confirm nor deny the report.

On Jan. 25, 2015, Abdul Basit Usman was one of the two terrorists eyed by government forces in enforcing Oplan Exodus in Mamasapano, Maguindanao, now known as the 2015 Mamasapano massacreof the PNP SAF 44 special elite commandos. He was also seen in a police commando surveillance video with Marwan a week before the Malaysian terrorist was killed in a police commando operation in Mamasapano on Jan. 25. Police and military authorities tagged Usman as the brains behind the rash of bombing incidents in General Santos City, Davao, North Cotabato and Cotabato City.

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2 Responses

  1. cbanga360 says:

    The government is doing everything to pass the BBL. The killing of Usman is being used as a propaganda tofavor the MILF. Can smell something fishy.

  2. cbanga360 says:

    A national daily reported: “Military officials admitted on Monday that the killing of Filipino bomb-maker Abdul Basit Usman on Saturday was a ‚Äúpassport for the passage of the Bangsamoro Basic Law in Congress. Usman and his men were being coddled in MILF territory at the time of his death. Usman was killed by his own men because of the $1 million bounty that the United States government offered for his capture or death.”