Joint elements of Radja Buayan Municipal Police Station and 33rd IB conducted Law Enforcement Operation against suspect identified as ; Saidon Kabot Nilong, resident of Lapu, Polomolok, South Cotabato, a High Valued Target and a member of AKP-Maguid Group alledgedly responsible for bombing incidents in Maguindanao.
Around 5:30 A.M of May 20, 2020 at Brgy. Tabungao, Radjah Buayan, Maguindanao the said joint elements served the warrant of arrest with Criminal case nr. 18-30874 for Frustrated Murder issued by 11th judicial regional branch 23 General Santos City, against the suspect and his group.
Apparently Nilong together with his unidentified armed companions resisted the arrest which caused a firefight that resulted to Nilongs death. His cohorts eluded the arrest, while recovered from his possession are the following; Improvised Explosive Device components, 3 pieces M-16 magazine and half sack of fertilizer alledgedly for IED Manufacturing.
PBGEN Manuel M Abu, RD, PRO BAR lauds the said operation; ‘’Saidon Nilong is a high valued wanted (HVT) with expertise in Bomb making the result of this operation is an advantage to our side. We have just saved lives through his death.’’- PBGEN ABU.