Maute Group suspect nabbed in Cagayan de Oro

Chief Supt. Agripino Javier, PNP Region 10 regional director, presents suspected ISIS-Maute bomber Mohammad Noaim Maute alias Abu Jadid to the media in Camp Alagar, Cagayan de Oro City Thursday (15 June 2017). Maute denied he was part of the terror group although he admitted his relation to the family. He was arrested in Barangay Macasandig Thursday. MindaNews photo

ILIGAN CITY (MindaNews / 15 June) —  A suspected member of the Maute Group bearing the surname “Maute” was arrested Thursday morning by a composite team of government law enforcers in Sta. Cruz, Barangay Macasandig in Cagayan de Oro City.

Initial police and military reports said the youngest brother of Maute Group leaders Omar Romato Maute and Abdullah Romato Maute, was arrested on the basis of Arrest Order No. 1 issued by Defense Secretary and Martial Law Administrator Delfin Lorenzana on May 29.

The Arrest Order, however,  lists two Mautes named Mohammad: Mohammadkhayam Romato Maute @Otto  and Mohammad Noaim Maute , Abu Jadid.

Arrested was one Mohammad Noaim Maute @ Abu Jadid and @Almahid Pangompig Romato.

Mohammad Noaim Maute, suspected member of the Maute Group, was arrested Thursday, 15 June 2017 in Cagayan de Oro City.

The report said the suspect was “using a fake student ID of Mindanao State University” allegedly using the name Alfaiz P. Mamintal.

The arrest was undertaken by the members of the Martial Law Special Action Group (MLSAG) composed of elements from the Army’s 4th Infantry Division, National Intelligence Coordinating Agency, Police Regional Office Northern Mindanao, Cagayan de Oro City Police Office, Police Station 9 and Regional Intelligence Unit of the Philippine National Police.  (Froilan Gallardo / Mindanews)