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Iligan police: City still on heightened alert

By Nora Soriño
Iligan City Bureau Chief .

Iligan City — “We should not be (overconfident). We are still in heightened alert.”

Thus said Senior Supt. Leony Roy Ga, city police director, yesterday adding that security here is still tight.

There are check points in the entry and exit points of the city, even as there are mobile check points too, he added.

This is in the aftermath of the recent firefights between the government forces and the remnants of the Maute group led by Abu Dar.

Reports revealed that the recent firefighting at some portions of of Pagayawan and Tubaran, Lanao del Sur left five dead in the group although the military is still validating this report.

Tubaran, to note, is adjacent to Butig, the stronghold of the Maute group and fightings extended to Marawi City last year. The latter is only 37 kilometers from this city and residents here led by the police and city officials then tried their best that the fighting would be contained only in Marawi. The fighting there which began last May 23 lasted for five months.

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