Bangsamoro Islamic Freedom Fighters will not return the firearms they got from Special Action Force troopers after the bloody Mamasapano encounter turned ‘massacre’, not after a ‘rematch’. BIFF claimed they only got 10 firearms out of 63 accounted lost long and short firearms.
The aspiring police officers go through rigorous exercise routines to get into the SAF troop, which is not for the faint or weak hearted as the officers say, however the BIFF claim to re match the skills of the SAF is an outcry from its members. The elite force of the counter terrorism unit of the PNP, where all its members are taught both law enforcement and military operations.
Frequent attacks by the BIFF on the SAF are a way of the group to show its strength under the changing leadership, after its founder passed away. The retaliation by the specially trained members play an important role in combating even insurgency situations which has been an issue for the Philippines people, continue reading as the strength of the security measures give way with the different ways the BIFF plans it attack.
The weapons seized by the Bangsamoro Islamic Freedom Fighters BIFF had insisted that they will not return the weapons of the PNP that are killed during the operation. The rebels earned the weapons of the killed SAF members after gaining in due to a botched up police operation in the past. The rebels have challenged the PNP to come and take their bullets to claim back their weapons, and they even plan to use the ammunitions against the government forces.
Like wrestling, the belt can be reclaimed only after a re match, arms and weapons of slain soldiers will not be returned back, unless there is a rematch which was quoted in Radio by Mama in Filipino. The entire operation started with an intention to catch the bomb maker and most wanted in the FBI list during the year 2015 where he was claimed to be killed.
BIFF spokesman Abu Misry Mama, speaking to DZMM radio, said it is like a boxing match, they knocked down their opponent and they will not return the firearms they got until a rematch.
Philippine National Police accounted over PhP27 million worth of firearms and special tactical equipment were lost. 52 long firearms including assault and sniper rifles, 11 9mm pistol, over a hundred grenades, 17 night vision goggles, four binoculars, 10 GPS tracker and a forward-looking infrared equipment were among the said lost PNP-SAF properties.
Along with PNP-SAF properteies, personal belongings of 44 SAF troopers were also looted.