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.
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.