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Maasin City on “Full Alert”

Coast Guard & PNP task forces conducts seaborne patrols along the Maasin City-Canigao route and coastlines to detect and deter probable terror attacks. (Photo by: PCG Maasin)

April 15 - 21, 2017

MAASIN CITY – Security forces have been placed on full alert in this city after “heavily armed lawless elements” attacked Barangay Napo, Inabanga town in Bohol province that killed some members of the military and police forces.

Military officials said that the suspected armed men are members of the Abu Sayyaf Group.

Provincial Director Police Sr. Supt. Warren De Leon said that PNP and coastguard personnel are on heightened alert to thwart possible terror attacks.

“In order to secure our place, PNP personnel were deployed to protect and secure the safety of our people from the members of the bandits,” De Leon said in a phone interview.

De Leon said that they conducted joint operations with the Philippine Coast Guard (PCG) and the Bantay Dagat. The coastlines of Maasin City, Bato, Matalom and Hilongos, Leyte were highly monitored.

The Coastguard Operations Officer in Maasin City said that 2 aluminum boats were arrayed to conduct 5-hour shoreline and sea-borne patrols traversing Maasin to Canigao Island. “We also conduct random checks on small bancas in the area,” the officer added.

De Leon said that as of now, there were no threats, but the PNP would still do its best to protect the security of the people from the New People’s Army.

The provincial police is urging the public to coordinate immediately with the police, military or local officials if there are any suspicious incidents in their communities.(By MARK L. RIMAS)








 

 

 

   

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