The exasperated Piñol gave the order Wednesday noon after police and military authorities failed to recover the escapees after six days of massive manhunt.
Police intelligence personnel have blamed the “problematic” and “tough” terrain and the lack of community support for their failure to recover the fugitives.
“Also, many of the inmates have already sought refuge in some of the satellite bases of the Moro Islamic Liberation Front (MILF) in Liguasan marsh,” Piñol said.
The governor again challenged the MILF to be “true” to their vow to run after the fugitives. “This is the time that they can show to the world that they are sincere in running after the criminals,” he stressed.
On Friday, around 1:30 a.m., some 30 men armed with automatic rifles and grenade launchers raided the provincial jail and rescued Datu Sultan Ali, Kaer Mundos, and Guindo Tukan, and helped more than 40 others to escape from jail.
Two of the jail personnel were injured during the raid.
This morning, complaints on multiple frustrated murder with multiple attempted murder, including destruction of government properties, were filed against former provincial jail inmate Bayan Daluyod and many others at the office of Kidapawan City Prosecutor Al Calica, head of the Task Force on Anti-Terrorism of the Department of Justice.
Also charged were suspects identified only in their surnames as Bansil and Mama.
Supt. Norberto Batislaong, of Police Regional Office No. 12 and member of the Task Force Preso, has led the filing of such complaints.