Maguindanao massacre fugitive nabbed

Third Anne Peralta-Malonzo

POLICE arrested Monday morning, January 6, one of the persons accused in the Maguindanao massacre.

Bangsamoro Autonomous Region of Muslim Mindanao (Barmm) director Brigadier General Marni Marcos said Faisal Dimaukom, alias Kagi Faizal, was arrested at 5:05 a.m. Monday in Barangay Kabinge, Datu Saudi Ampatuan.

Recovered from Dimaukom was an F1 fragmentation hand grenade. He was turned over to Parang Municipal Police Station for proper documentation and disposition.

Fifty-eight people, including over 30 media workers, were killed in the Maguindanao massacre that happened on November 23, 2009. It was tagged as the most violent election-related incident in the country.

On December 19, 2019, two members of the Ampatuan clan, who allegedly architected the massacre along with 25 other accused, were convicted to life imprisonment over the incident.

At least 80 suspects in the massacre remain at large. (SunStar Philippines)