Grenade blasts in CDO-A A +A
Monday, January 28, 2013
UNIDENTIFIED suspects lobbed a grenade that exploded at the house of a Muslim-Maranao in Balongis in Barangay Balulang, Cagayan de Oro City.
In a radio interview Monday morning, acting city police director Senior Superintendent Graciano Mejares identified the house owner as Nestor Nashrudin Maruhom, a market vendor in Cagayan de Oro.
Mejares said unidentified suspects threw an M26 grenade in front of the house of the Maruhom family.
Luckily there was no one killed or injured during the incident.
Mejares said Maruhom doubted that rido or “clan feud” was the motive behind the attack.
Maruhom added that he doesn't recall getting into a fight with anyone which may be the cause of the bombing.
Police are now investigating the incident to identify the motive and apprehend the suspects behind the blast.
However, the police are suspecting that rido and conflict over illegal drugs trade are among the motives of the incident.
It was later learned that the village of Balulang is one of the 80 villages in Cagayan de Oro which has high numbers of Muslim-Maranao residents. (Sunnex with wire reports)