Iqbal confirms Moro Islamic Liberation Front acquired firearms from AFP, PNP

Moro Islamic Liberation Front chief peace negotiator Mohagher Iqbal admitted during his interview with ABS-CBN News Channel Wednesday that MILF bought its firearms from members the Armed Forces of the Philippines and the Philippine National Police. Iqbal clarified, the acquisition of the said weapons from AFP and PNP members happened only during former President Gloria Macapagal-Arroyo’s term.

The MILF chief peace negotiator did not reveal how many firearms are in MILF’s possession, but he admitted that besides the firearms that the group acquired from government forces they also bought some from the smugglers.

According to Iqbal, MILF has a weapon factory before, however, due to the peace agreement between MILF and the government they have stopped the operation.