Itinatag ng Consultative Assembly ang
IMAN upang mangasiwa sa pagsulong ng mga kampanya hinggil sa mga
isyung kinakaharap at nakakaapekto sa sambayanang Moro, partikular na
sa hanay ng kabataang Moro. Mamumuno sa IMAN ang mga delegado ng
iba’t-ibang Moro youth organizations na siyang bubuo sa Council of
Bilang panimulang gawain sumama ang IMAN
sa isang raling kumundina sa bansang Israel sa panghimasok, pagbomba
at pagpatay nito sa mga inosenteng sibilyang Palistino. Naging
sunod-sunod na ang dinaluhan na kampanya ng IMAN kasama ang mga
kaalyado niyang organisasyon hanggang sa kasalukuyan.
Moro Civilians Abducted by Military
Last August 19, 2001, at around 5:40 in
the afternoon, two Moro civilians were arrested by the elements of the
Charlie COY command of the Philippine Army, under a certain Lieutenant
R. Cabanayan of the 18th Infantry Battalion at Barangay Balobo,
Lamitan, Basilan Province. The two were identified as Muddas Sabinul
and Ibrahim Buwak both married and residents of Buli-buli, Sumisip,
Basilan Province. They were charged with kidnapping and were alleged
to be members of Abu Sayyaf Group (ASG).
According to them, they were traveling
from Buli-Buli, Sumisip, Basilan riding a single motorcycle for
Isabela City to ask for a recommendation from Sumisip, Mayor Hadjiman
Salliman as supplemental requirement for their application at the
Basilan Electric Cooperative.
When they arrived at Badja, Tipo-Tipo,
Basilan Province, they decided to change their route. Instead of
following the provincial road, they passed through the Lower
Badja-Danit, Balobo, a shortcut road. Upon reaching Balobo at about
5:40 in the afternoon they asked an old man if they could pass through
the road near his house to avoid the dilapidated road. The old man
answered, "Yes!" but advised the two not to proceed to Isabela City
nor to Lamitan considering the critical condition of the community.
After a few minutes another man came and
asked, "What’s going on? Are there any problems?" They responded,
"Nothing sir. We just want to proceed to Isabela City but this old man
advised us not to go because the situation is critical." The man
supported the advice of the old man and said, "Anyway, you are safe
because the military is here, you can proceed tomorrow at dawn."
Convinced to stay in the community, the two civilians ate with the old
man. The second man took their motorcycle, a Yamaha, RX 125 cc.
including the key. He brought and parked it in the neighboring house.
A few minutes later, several military
soldiers came and arrested the two travelers on charges of being Abu
Sayyaf Group members. Both were hog-tied until dawn. In the morning of
August 20, Lt. Rommel Cabanayan came to them and said "Dadalhin
namin kayo ngayon sa mga biktima ng Abu Sayyaf sa Balobo at kapag kayo
ay nakilala ng mga iyon, ibibigay namin kayo sa kanila." However,
at the Balobo Elementary School nobody recognized them as the ones
responsible for killing their loved ones. Despite this, the two were
immediately brought to 18th IB PA Headquarters where they are being
illegally detained to this day.