Du30 to troops: Kill yourself than be captured
Kill yourself rather than be captured by Abu Sayyaf.
President Duterte gave this advice to soldiers and policemen as he ordered one more Army division sent to Jolo to fight the homegrown terror group.
“I don’t want to see the police or the soldiers captured,” Mr. Duterte said during ceremonies here for graduates of motorcycle riding courses for police.
He said Abu Sayyaf “will humiliate you and debase you in their camps.”
Apparently referring to terrorists’ practice of videotaping beheadings, Mr. Duterte said Abu Sayyaf would make soldiers “face the camera” if they were captured or tortured.
Policemen and soldiers, the President said, had been given three magazines per pistol.
If cornered by Abu Sayyaf, Mr. Duterte said this was what the soldier should do: Use two magazines. “If one empties, insert the other one. If the other one is emptied, be sure to count the numbers. Be sure to leave three bullets in the magazine because if you get cornered, son of a bitch, eat your gun. Pull the trigger.”
Mr. Duterte said he would go to Jolo himself to accompany the additional soldiers being sent to the province in a gesture of encouragement.
“I’m going there,” he said. “When the new division arrives, I’ll be there,” the President added.