- The Maute Group was declared by Maranao people as their enemy
- A manifesto signed by all mayors of Lanao del Sur province affirmed that the terror group is under the Islamic State
- The Maranao people said they will engage the Maute Group on all fronts
An official of the Autonomous Region in Muslim Mindanao (ARMM) said the Maranao people have declared Maute Group as their enemy and vowed to engage them on all fronts.
As mentioned in a GMA story dated August 11, 2017, Lanao del Sur Provincial Crisis Management Committee spokesman and ARMM Assemblyman Zia Alonto Adiong said a manifesto signed by all mayors of the province affirmed that the Maute Group is an enemy of the “Meranao” (Maranao) people.
They classified the local terrorist group as under the international group Islamic State, also known as ISIS.
“Dawlah Islamiya (Maute Group) and its sympathizers are “enemies of the Meranao people,” Adiong said.
“We will engage the Maute on all fronts. Mobilizing all sectors, stakeholders to combine our efforts to counter the spread of false teachings, radicalization of our youth and the threat of terrorism,” he added.