BIFF founder Umbra Kato is dead

The Armed Forces of the Philippines is verifying the information saying Bangsamoro Islamic Freedom Fighters founder Ustadz Ameril Umbra Kato is dead. Information that reached the media says Kato died of stroke/heart attack 2 am today.

Kato had a stroke in 2011.

“It’s highly probable he is dead considering na talagang hirap na rin siya kasi . From time to time he has to be transferred by his men from one place to another to avoid getting captured by our pursuing troops. Deteriorating na ang health niya noon pa man,” Interaksyon.com’s military source said.

However, Moro Islamic Liberation Front peace panel chair alias Mohagher Iqbal confirms to GMA News Online that Kato is dead.