COTABATO CITY: Security forces in this city and nearby areas in Maguindanao are on full alert following the arrest of a top leader of Moro Islamic Liberation Front (MILF) on Sunday.
Commander Wahid Tundok, chief of the MILF 118th Base Command, was arrested by authorities as he was going back to his camp after a meeting in the MILF main base Camp Darapanan in Sultan Kudarat town.
Policemen and Marines found two high-powered firearms in Tundok’s pickup truck.
He is wanted for arson and multiple murder.
Tundok was taken to the Army’s 6th Infantry Division in Datu Odin Sinsuat, Maguindanao.
The MILF has not issued a statement on the arrest of Tundok.
Last December 6, the MILF in Lanao del Sur, under Abdullah Macapaar raided Marawi City jail to release their two detained members and abduct Police Chief Supt. Christopher Panapan.
Panapan was released within the day.
Last week, another MILF member, Yusoph Kusain alias Commander TMX, who is wanted for murder and multiple murder, was killed by law enforcers after he declined to surrender and attempted to fight back.
The MILF is close to signing a peace agreement with the government.
MOH I. SAADUDDIN