Government forces armed with warrant have raided early Friday the residence of Moro National Liberation Front (MNLF) founding-chair Nur Misuari in Barangay San Roque, six kilometers west of City Hall.
The raid was carried out around 4:30 a.m. Friday as “part of the legal offensive” since a case has already been filed against Misuari last Wednesday, according to Police Regional Office-9 (PRO-9) information officer Chief Insp. Ariel Huesca.
The police has filed a criminal of rebellion and violation of International Humanitarian Law (IHL) against Misuari for his alleged involvement in the three-week standoff in this city.
Huesca said the subjects of the search warrant are documents, explosives, improvised explosive device (IED) components, and unlicensed firearms.
Huesca said the evidences that will be recovered at Misuari’s residence “will boost our case” against him.
Huesca said the warrant servers has to used “especial or access charge” to gain entry into Misuari’s compound since “all efforts and means to call the attention of the people inside, if there is, turned out to be futile.”
He said this was the reason why there was a loud explosion before the warrant servers entered Misuari’s compound.
He said that the especial or access charge, the main component of which is water, is not meant to cause major destruction except to open the gate of the compound.
Huesca did not discuss what are the items recovered at the compound of Misuari citing the search is still ongoing. PNA