The feud between clans started over ownership of a 10-hectare rice farm in Lumabao village in the town of General SK Pendatun. Pandapatan’s grandparents originally owned the lot but Ayup showed certificates that apparently distributed it to 4 descendants.
According to Cabunoc Ayup’s association with the MILF has turned the village into a battleground of the MILF breakaway group Bangsamoro Islamic Freedom Fighters (BIFF). He added that up to 32 BIFF members surrendered after the resolution of the 5 clan wars.
The same battalion was also instrumental in resolving feuds between Samama and Saotin clans, the Sinomagan with Mohammad clan, and Delba with Saligan clan.