East Mindanao Command Deputy Commander Brig. Gen. Alexander Balutan named a certain commander of the Bangsamoro Islamic Freedom Fighter as suspect for the bus bombing incident December 9 in Maramag, Bukidnon. Balatuan named Garnet Lintang as the one behind the terror attack.
The bombing of a Rural Transit Mindanao, Inc. (RTMI) bus claimed the lives of 11 Filipinos mostly students of Central Mindanao University.
Government law enforcement forces are now on hot pursuit operation. According to Balutan, multiple murder charges will be filed against Lintang.
Initial forensic investigation showed that the suspect used an 81mm mortar round that was detonated with the use of a mobile phone.