Road in Maguindanao highway temporarily closed due to snipers
Datu Unsay, Maguindanao---Three weeks after the road was declared passable, the military has temporarily closed the national road around noon on Friday after bandits belonging to Bangsamoro Islamic Freedom Fighters fired sniper shots and initiated harassment on military and police detachments on broad day light.
Security forces are guarding Brgy. Iginagampong and Meta highway in Datu Unsay stretch according to 6th division commanding officer, Maj. Gen. Ray Ardo.
“ This is just temporary for protection of travellers, there are reported sniping in Datu Unsay”, Ardo said in a text message.
The closure is from crossing Salvo, Datu Saudi Ampatuan up to Shariff Aguak town the same highway paralyzed by the Bangsamoro Islamic Freedom Fighters two weeks ago.
More than three hours later, dozens of motorists were advised to use the road, after clearing operation was successful.