Headquarters 1st Mechanized Infantry Brigade, Brgy Kamasi, Ampatuan, Maguindanao. A top commander of the Bangsamoro Islamic Freedom Fighter (BIFF) Karialan Faction was neutralized by combined elements of the 6th Infantry Battalion and 2nd Mechanized Infantry Battalion all under 1st Mechanized Infantry Brigade, Armor Division during a focused military operation on December 26, 2021, 7 AM, at Brgy Ganta, Shariff Saydona Mustapha, Maguindanao.
The Army troops engaged at least 50 BIFF combatants led by Zukarno Guilil AKA “Motorola”, the Commander of 8TH Division and Acting Chief of Staff of BIFF Karialan Faction who was killed in the said encounter. The BIFF Karialan faction is an Islamist militant organization that operates in Shariff Aguak, Datu Saudi Ampatuan, Mamasapano, and Datu Salibo, also known as the SPMS box. Numerous violent atrocities in Maguindanao were attributed to the group after its breakaway with the Moro Islamic Liberation Front. The BIFF commander is also the subject of multiple warrants of arrest in Mindanao.
MGEN EFREN P BALUYOT, Commander of the Armor Division congratulated the operating troops for the successful operations and further pledged the commitment of the Army in ensuring a peaceful Maguindanao.January 05, 2022