MILF MADNESS: A “friendly” basketball match between members of the Moro Islamic Liberation Front ended with two militants dead and one injured.
The bloodshed occurred after a participant open fired when he was fouled throughout the game in North Cotabato on Thursday (September 7).
Chief Inspector Romy Castanares, police chief of Pikit city, confirmed the killings.
He recognized the dead gamers as Ismael Muhamadali, aged 34 and Mamaila Udlayan, 32, each of Barangay Gokotan, Pikit. A person recognized solely as Ali Jamel was injured.
All of them had been members of the MILF below Commander Karim Dubua, who’s also called “Midnight.”
The suspects in the capturing have been named as Macabuat Tambungalan and Manguda Tambungalan. The two, believed to be brothers, are MILF members serving below a commander recognized solely as ‘Masibpal’. Macabuat Tambungalan was additionally injured in the incident.
MILF insanity unfolds
The MILF fighters had determined to play a game of basketball with pot cash laid down for the winners.
However, the game quickly turned excessively ‘physical’. At this stage, one of many Tambungalan brothers took up his rifle and opened fireplace.
Friends and kinfolk of the slain MILF members retaliated, triggering a gun battle between the 2 sides.
Mustapha A Aliman, the chairman of the native barangay [village] described the incident to police investigators. He stated: “There was misunderstanding that turned into a heated argument until they took up arms.”
Chf. Insp. Castanares stated “MILF elders” had intervened to pacify warring members of the insurgent group and cease any additional lack of life.
Meanwhile, residents of Pikit city has expressed concern that if the incident isn’t settled to everybody’s satisfaction it may begin a “rido” or clan conflict.
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