The PNP high command reminded all police units to strictly observe the prescribed Police Operational Procedures when conducting law enforcement operations, particularly when effecting arrests. The PNP Chief, echoed his own reminder to the 160,000-strong members of the PNP to supplement the clarification issued by Malacañang on the scope and limitations of the authority of the PNP and AFP under a state of emergency on account of lawless violence.
Combined elements of ZSBPPO Intelligence Branch, Provincial Public Safety Company, RIU-9, RID-9, MAPIO-ZCO, 44th IB, Philippine Army, RPSB9 and Ipil, MPS conducted a law enforcement operation for the service of warrant of arrest in Barangay Tenan, Ipil, Zamboanga Sibugay at about 10:30 AM of August 24, 2016.
Joint elements of Zamboanga Sibugay Provincial Police Office, Regional Intelligence Unit 9, 6th Special Force and 44th Infantry Brigade of Phil. Army, arrested a member of Maymay Aburi and Reming Sabtal Criminal Group/Kidnap for Ransom Group operating in Zamboanga Sibugay Province during a law enforcement operation in Barangay Silal Municipality of Payao, Zamboanga Sibugay for the service of arrest warrant on August 21, 2016 at 8:00 AM.
Two Police Officers conducting visibility patrol in Barangay Poblacion, Sirawai, Zamboanga Del Norte were shot by three unidentified males with the use of a caliber .45 pistol on August 19, 2016 at about 5:30 PM.
A notorious sub-leader of the dreaded Barahama Kidnap for Ransom Group (KFRG) was arrested during the law enforcement operation carried out by joint elements of Zamboanga Sibugay Police Provincial Office, Regional Intelligence Unit 9 and 44th Infantry Battalion, Phil. Army, at Barangay Tenan, Ipil, Zamboanga Sibugay at about around 4:30 PM of August 20, 2016.