Police interrogates father of local ISIS leaders arrested in Davao City
led to their apprehension,” Gapay said.
It was unknown how the group of Maute was able to escape the military operation in Marawi after the ISIS fighters occupied the city on May 23. Other reports said the elder Maute was on his way to hospital for a medical checkup for an unknown illness when arrested at the checkpoint.
The mayor of Davao city, Sarah Carpio, commended the capture of Maute and urged the public to continue supporting the authorities.
"We commend Lt. Col. Nestor Mondia and his team for the apprehension of Mr. Cayamora Maute at the military checkpoint in Toril. We commend the entire Task Force Davao team for always being alert, for their hard work, and for their unquestionable dedication to keep Davao City and the Dabawenyos safe from terrorists like the Maute brothers."
"The apprehension of the patriarch of the notorious Mautes is crucial in the government's efforts to end the reign of terror experienced in Marawi and the entire Mindanao these days," she said, adding, "This is an important development in our collective fight to reclaim peace and defeat lawlessness and terrorism, and all that threatens our freedom and future. To the Dabawenyos, let us support our soldiers and our police. Let us always support our government." (With reports from Malou Cablinda and Rhoderick Beñez.)(with