Justice Secretary Vitaliano Aguirre II has lauded safety forces for arresting a bomb maker of the Maute terrorist group in Cagayan de Oro City.
“The arrest of Mohammad Noaim Maute is a very welcome development in our efforts to bring to justice the perpetrators behind the attacks on the people of Marawi City,” stated Aguirre in a assertion.
Mohammad, who has been utilizing a faux Mindanao State University identification card with the identify Alfaiz Mamintal, was arrested by a composite group of safety forces Thursday (June 15) at his rented room in Barangay Macasandig, Cagayan de Oro City.
He is the cousin of the terrorist group’s leaders, brother Omar and Abdullah Maute.
“Only by successfully prosecuting the responsible parties can we vindicate the people of Marawi City particularly the innocent victims,” he added.
Meanwhile, Aguirre has instructed the panel of prosecutors in Cagayan de Oro City “to immediately conduct the inquest proceedings and to expedite their prosecution and hopefully, their conviction.”