BUTUAN CITY – Three “notorious" siblings who are communist New People’s Army (NPA) combatants from Surigao del Norte were arrested in series of police operations in neighboring Misamis Oriental Saturday afternoon (January 9).
In a press statement Monday, the Police Regional Office-13 (PRO-13), identified the siblings as Jolly D. Ejos, 45; Reneboy D. Ejos, 40; and Nelson D. Ejos, 32, all residents of Purok 1, Barangay Tinago in Malimono town, Surigao del Norte.
“The three notorious brothers are members of the Communist Terrorist Group (CTG) involved in the killing of a certain Rogie M. Malig-on, 43, last December 18, 2018, in Purok-4, Barangay Hanagdong, Malimono, Surigao del Norte,” Brig. Gen. Romeo M. Caramat Jr., PRO-13 director, was quoted in the statement as saying.
Caramat said the Ejos brothers are members of Guerilla Front 16 of the NPA's North Eastern Mindanao Regional Committee and are on the list of top 10 wanted persons in Surigao del Norte.
Jolly Ejos was arrested in Barangay Sinaloc, El Salvador City, Misamis Oriental at around 2:40 p.m. Saturday, while his brothers Reneboy and Nelson were nabbed on the same day in Barangay Loguilo, Alubijid, Misamis Oriental.
The police operations were conducted by the Malimono Municipal Police Station (MPS) and Alubijid MPS with the support of the intelligence operatives of the provincial police offices of Surigao del Norte and Misamis Oriental. (PNA)