Kadil’s arrest at Datu Montawal, Maguindanao was a joint effort of the Philippine National Police (PNP), the 38th IB detachment at Datu Montawal, Maguindanao led by Army 2Lt Reggie Campomanes and the 7th IB led by Army 2Lt Homer A. Misanes.
Ortega said that during the interrogation, Kadil revealed that six other fellow fugitives from the provincial jail and companions who are in hiding somewhere in the barangays of Arakan and Matalam, are presently affiliated with the MILF.
The six according to Kadil are: Benjie Sabilon, Alimudin Macabuat, Macalingan Basit, Kasan Diokarno, Afren Sabilon and Nasser Baculudan.
Assistant Provincial Warden Redentor Marasigan said Kadil is the ninth of the 49 escapees to be accounted for.
Immediately after the jailbreak on February 2, 2007, a special joint task force was organized to conduct manhunt operation for the recovery of the fugitives.
Task Force Tugis was led by Col. Francis Fidel Pumihik, Deputy Brigade Commander of the Army’s 602nd Brigade based in Carmen, North Cotabato, with then PNP Provincial Director Federico Dulay as Assistant Team Leader.
In the said manhunt, Indona Taligapin, charged with murder, was captured dead on February 11, 2007. The next day, February 12, Johnny Maanib and Lando Serano charged with homicide and murder respectively, were apprehended by the Task Force. Richard Benedicto, charged with homicide, was captured by the Kabacan PNP on March 27, 2007.
On June 20, 2007, Solaiman Tugan, detained for robbery was captured by the PNP in Lambayong, Sultan Kudarat.
Charged with multiple murder with multiple frustrated murder, Tukan Guindo, charged with multiple murder and multiple frustrated murder was recaptured by the 6IB, 6!D PA on July 24, 2007.
On October 9, 2007, Provincial Guard 2 Salvador Flores with Provincial Guards 1 Reynaldo Franco and Ronald Magbanua recaptured Maw Kamagol.
Governor Jesus N. Sacdalan commended the 38th IB Detachment at Datu Montawal, the 7th IB PA, the Provincial PNP and especially the Kabacan police whose joint efforts resulted to the successful operation.
The governor gave P20,000.00 reward to the individual who gave the information that led to the recapture of Kadil.(Williamor A. Magbanua/MindaNews)