Davao police chief assures no extremist group recruitment in region

Subscribe Now October 22, 2018 at 08:16am

CHIEF SUPT. Marcelo C. Morales, Davao Region police director, has given assurance that extremist group Dawlah Islamiyah (DI) has not been conducting recruitment activities in the region. The announcement came after two suspected members of the group were killed last week in a shootout with authorities in Hagonoy, Davao del Sur.

Mr. Morales said the police, particularly those in Davao del Sur province have been ordered to increase monitoring operations as other members of the group may “conduct atrocities.” He said, “We should not be alarmed, but we must be vigilant as your law enforcement units have been doing their best in ensuring that the region will have continued peace,” he said. Sr. Supt. Ferlu J. Silvio Jr., provincial police chief, said they are currently tracking other DI members who are believed to be in hiding in the province. Mr. Silvio said the two who were killed were among the group’s bomb-making experts.

Source: bworldonline.com

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