Members of MNLF Misuari faction surrender in Zamboanga City - report

Some Moro National Liberation Front members loyal to MNLF founder Nur Misuari allegedly surrendered to government forces Thursday night.

zambo surrender reports on September 12 that at least 70 moro rebels from the Misuari faction had turned themselves to “police troops” around 8 pm in Barangay Sta. Barbara, Zamboanga City.

The surrenderees were reportedly led by a certain Commander George Ismael, said to be the father in-law of former Lantawan mayor Tahira Ismael.

An “undetermined number of hostages” including a priest “are also in police custody,” the report said.

Neither MalacaƱang nor the Armed Forces of the Philippines (AFP) confirmed the news as of posting time. Government is expected to release an official statement about the surrender after DILG secretary Mar Roxas’ reported meeting with PNP and city officials.

However, the Zamboanga City government on its Twitter account @zambocitygovt said they’re still verifying the report.

Here’s the series of tweets from Zambo LGU: