JUST IN: Maute leaders’ mother arrested in Lanao del Sur, high-powered firearms and improvised explosive devices recovered inside vehicle

JUST IN: Maute leaders’ mother arrested in Lanao del Sur, high-powered firearms and improvised explosive devices recovered inside vehicle

The Maute brothers are behind the terrorism attacks in Marawi City, wreaking havoc on many innocent civilians' lives.

Following the arrest of the Maute patriarch, Cayamora Maute, on Tuesday morning at a checkpoint in Sirawan, Toril, Davao City, another latest development on the Marawi attacks is making headlines.

JUST IN: Maute leaders’ mother arrested in Lanao del Sur, high-powered firearms and improvised explosive devices recovered inside vehicle

JUST IN: Maute leaders’ mother arrested in Lanao del Sur, high-powered firearms and improvised explosive devices recovered inside vehicle

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Ominta Romato “Farhana” Maute was arrested in Masiu, Lanao del Sur on Friday afternoon. She is the mother of the Maute brothers, masterminds and terrorist leaders behind the Marawi City attack.

JUST IN: Maute leaders’ mother arrested in Lanao del Sur, high-powered firearms and improvised explosive devices recovered inside vehicle

JUST IN: Maute leaders’ mother arrested in Lanao del Sur, high-powered firearms and improvised explosive devices recovered inside vehicle

Their vehicle was intercepted in Brgy. Kormatan, Masiu town.

Two other injured Maute group members were apprehended together with Farhana Maute, along with seven unidentified women.

JUST IN: Maute leaders’ mother arrested in Lanao del Sur, high-powered firearms and improvised explosive devices recovered inside vehicle

JUST IN: Maute leaders’ mother arrested in Lanao del Sur, high-powered firearms and improvised explosive devices recovered inside vehicle

It is reported that the group was in hiding in Brgy. Dayawan in Masiu, and they were planning to leave Lanao del Sur before they were intercepted by the ARMM police.

Authorities recovered high-powered firearms and improvised explosive devices from the suspects.

JUST IN: Maute leaders’ mother arrested in Lanao del Sur, high-powered firearms and improvised explosive devices recovered inside vehicle

JUST IN: Maute leaders’ mother arrested in Lanao del Sur, high-powered firearms and improvised explosive devices recovered inside vehicle

Bundles of cash were also seized from the suspects.

JUST IN: Maute leaders’ mother arrested in Lanao del Sur, high-powered firearms and improvised explosive devices recovered inside vehicle

JUST IN: Maute leaders’ mother arrested in Lanao del Sur, high-powered firearms and improvised explosive devices recovered inside vehicle

Reports from CIDG states that the Maute matriarch, Farhana, is believed to be the financier of the Maute group.

Cayamora and Farhana are the parents of brothers Omar and Abdullah Maute.

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