Approximately 3,000 residents of Patikul, Barangay Anuling, Sulu have volunteered to help the government troops and policemen handle the threat against the terror group Abu Sayyaf .
Barangay Peace Action Team (BPAT) was the name of the volunteer group who will help out in reporting suspicious activities in the area and in participating in armed combat against the Abu Sayyaf terrorists.
64-year-old known as Lolo Kadel one of the member and resident who is willing to fight the Abu Sayyaf for all the troubles the group had caused in his province.
“Nagkagulo-gulo, nasira buhay naming dahil sa kanila,” lolo Kadel said.
According to the elderly resident, he is willing to give up his life to protect his home against the terrorists.
“Kapag nagtangka silang pumasok pa dito sa lugar namin, lalaban ako sa kanila hanggang patayan,” he added.
The local government in Sulu is also willing to find ways on how to legalize the residents’ use of their firearms against the bandit group.