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Bacolod City Council: Probe ambush vs cops

Friday, August 25, 2017

THE City Council of Bacolod passed a resolution requesting the Bacolod City Police Office to investigate the ambush that killed Police Officer (PO) 2 Federico Nicolas, and injured PO1 Wilmer Bansag and his minor son last August 19.

The resolution, authored by Councilor Caesar Distrito and co-authored by Councilor Dindo Ramos, also asked the police to report the investigation to the City Council.

On Saturday night, a group of unidentified persons ambushed an SUV in Barangay 16 and killed Nicolas, and wounded Bansag and his 17-year-old son.

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Initial reports revealed the target was Nicolas, who was allegedly involved in the illegal drug trade.

Such incident is very alarming and a thorough investigation must be done to identify those who are involved in the crime, the resolution said.

It added: “Such investigation could also reveal whether Nicolas was indeed involved in the illegal drug trade considering of the assumption that the ambush was a result of the misunderstanding of the drug group in which Nicolas was allegedly a part of.”

That incident also happened in a thickly populated area, thus creates a dangerous precedent for the residents therein, as the perpetrators can just kill anyone at anywhere in Bacolod, the resolution further said.

Published in the SunStar Bacolod newspaper on August 25, 2017.

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