According to the initial report of PSSupt Joseph P Semillano, Sarangani Police Provincial Office Director, joint operating elements of the PNP Regional Special Investigation and Detection Team (RSIDT), Special Action Force, Region 12 Public Safety Battalion (RPSB12) & Sarangani Police Provincial Office (PPO) clashed with the said group led by Mohammad Jaafar Sabiwang Maguid @ Tokboy at around 3:00 AM.
PSSupt Semillano said that Maguid, the head of AKP in Sarangani/Sultan Kudarat area, was able to escape and no one was hurt on the government side.
Back in November 26, 2015, Maguid and his members were able to escape in an encounter at Palimbang Sultan Kudarat between his group and the members of the Philippine Marines. The said encounter resulted in the killing of eight (8) AKP members including Ibrahim Sucipto @Ibrahim Ali/Abu/Masud/Abu Muhammad/Huzaifa, an Indonesian National who was a former leader of the Jemaah Islamiyah in Mindanao.
Recovered from the enemy lair after a thorough scouring and initial investigation conducted were:
· 1 unit Barret Rifle with 2 loaded magazines;
· 2 Units Carbine rifle with loaded magazine each;
· 2 rpg rounds;
· 3 60mm;
· Black Flag (bearing ISIS symbol);
· 1 imp EBC;
· Firing wire;
· 1 60mm fuse;
· 4 pcs 0.50 cal ammo;
· 1 unit IED circuit;
· Approx 2 kilos black powder;
· 1 alleged approx 1 cup anfo mixture;
· 2 9volts batt;
· 1 side cutter plier;
· 1 soldering iron; and
· Soldering flux and Subversive documents.
The cadavers of killed AKP members were brought by Maasim MPS to Maasim district hospital at Poblacion, while recovered items were brought to RSIDT office at General Santos City Police Office (GSCPO) in Camp Lira, General Santos City for documentation and proper disposition. (PNP-PIO)