Gunmen kill Sinunuc village councilman

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Wednesday, February 12, 2014


GUNMEN riding tandem on motorcycles have shot and killed a village official in a west coast village of Zamboanga City, the police reported Wednesday.

Zamboanga City police information officer Alexander Mabalot said the incident took place around 6:45 p.m. at Sitio Caragasan in the village of Maasin.

Mabalot identified the victim as Armilette Aquino, 40, a village councilman in Sinunuc, 9.30 kilometers west of Zamboanga city.

Investigation showed that Aquino was driving a motorcycle on the way to work when shot by one of the four gunmen riding tandem on two motorcycles that tailed the victim, Mabalot said.

Aquino, who is on his last term of office, works part time as maintenance crew of the YL Fishing Company located in the village of Talisayan.

The police said the village official was hit twice and died on the spot.

Police probe continues to establish the motive of the incident as well as identify the suspects.

Local news

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