Financial aid given to ambush victims

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Tuesday, July 29, 2014


GOVERNOR Mujiv Hataman of the Autonomous Region in Muslim Mindanao (Armm) extended financial assistance to the victims of Monday’s gruesome ambush in the province of Sulu.

Twenty-three people, including women and children, were killed while nine others wounded when a group of Abu Sayyaf bandits ambushed two passenger jeepneys around 8:30 a.m. Monday in the villages of Lower Talipao, Talipao, Sulu.

[READ: Death toll rises to 23 in Abu Sayyaf road attack]

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Hataman flew aboard a military helicopter Tuesday afternoon from Isabela City, Basilan and proceeded to a hospital where some of the victims were transferred from a medical facility in Jolo, Sulu.

Two of the five victims who were taken to a hospital in Zamboanga City unfortunately died Tuesday.

The rest of the victims are admitted in the hospital in Jolo, Sulu

Hataman was accompanied by military, police, and Armm officials when he visited the victims at the hospital in Zamboanga City.

Earlier, Hataman met with top military and police officials in this city as they monitor the situation in the different parts of Armm while celebrating Eid’l Fitr.

He strongly condemned Monday’s ambush staged by the Abu Sayyaf bandits led by Idang Susukan and Sibih Pisih.

The perpetrators must be brought before the bar of justice. (Bong Garcia)

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