Vice chairman of MILF dies of heart attack

The vice chairperson of the Moro Islamic Liberation Front (MILF) Aleem Azis Mimbantas died of a heart attack late night on Thursday.

He is reported to have been taken to the hospital immediately where he was pronounced dead at 12 25pm upon arrival. He was serving as the vice chairperson for MILF for the department of military affairs at the time he passed away. One of his colleagues, Ghadzali Jaafar, the vice chairman of MILF for the department of political affairs confirmed the news of his death and informed that he passed away quietly in his sleep. He also announced that a formal statement regarding the death of the ranking official of MILF will be soon released via their spokesperson of the central committee. He said, “We mourn the demise of Brother Mimbantas, a very dedicated preacher and a freedom fighter. The Central Committee is issuing an official declaration in writing. As of now, it is enough that I am confirming to you [the death of Mimbantas].”

Mimbantas died at the age of 60. He had given his last public appearance only a few days earlier on the 1st of May, where he welcomed the President of Japan International Corporation Agency, and took him for a visit to the camp.

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