A Daulah Islamiyah sub-leader was neutralized by the government forces on November 4, 2020, Lt. Gen. Vinluan, Jr. said.
WestMinCom Commander Lt. Gen. Corleto Vinluan, Jr. said that at 12:35 in the afternoon, combined elements of the 7th Infantry Battalion, Sultan Kudarat Provincial Police Office, Polomolok and Esperanza Municipal Police Stations, the 43rd Special Action Company of the PNP Special Action Force, and the intelligence operatives conducted support to law enforcement operation (SLEO) at Migyz Inn, Purok Hiligaynon, Barangay Saliao, Esperanza, Sultan Kudarat that resulted in the neutralization of Jazzer Nilong, a.k.a. Khalid DI Nilong, a Daulah Islamiyah sub-leader.
“The target sensed the presence of the government forces who were conducting surveillance operation. He immediately drew his gun and fired upon the operatives and so they were forced to retaliate,” said Lt. Gen. Vinluan, Jr.
“The exchange of fire lasted for about two minutes which resulted in the instantaneous death of Nilong,” he added.
602nd Infantry Brigade Commander Brig. Gen. Roberto Capulong stated that Jazzer Nilong has an existing Warrant of Arrest for the Crime of Frustrated Murder CC # 18-30874, 18-31551, 18-30870 issued by JUDGE DENNIS VELASCO, RTC Judge Branch 23, General Santos City.
“The subject was involved in the GenSan bombing and assassination of Police Cpt. Herman Gabat,” Brig. Gen. Capulong said.
Seized from Nilong’s possession were one Cal. 45 Pistol Norinco with one magazine and four of ammunition, one-piece 60mm unfused mortar, one rifle grenade with bull trap, electric blasting cap, battery, improvised thrown ammunition, two improvised non-electric blasting cap, four fired cartridge case of cal. 9mm, and two heat-sealed sachet containing a white crystalline substance believed to be Shabu.
The operating troops immediately coordinated with the SOCO and EOD teams for the conduct of the investigation and proper handling of the recovered explosives.
“We are grateful for no one from our side was hurt during the operation,” said Maj. Gen. Juvymax Uy, JTF Central Commander.
“There will be no let-up in our campaign against terrorism and lawlessness in our area of operation. It is either they will lay down their arms and surrender peacefully or they will risk their lives fighting against our valiant troops,” Maj. Gen. Uy added.
The explosives and bomb materials are placed under the custody of the EOD team for further investigation while the other items are now under the custody of Esperanza PNP.
Likewise, the cadaver of Jazzer Nilong was brought to RC Funeral Homes for a post-mortem examination. WESTERN MINDANAO COMMAND