Gunmen kill village official in Basilan

A VILLAGE official was killed in a gun attack by motorcycle-riding gunmen in the province of Basilan, the police said Friday, March 8.

Chief Superintendent Emmanuel Luis Licup, Police Regional Office-Zamboanga Pensinsula director, said the incident happened around 8 p.m. Thursday in Doña Ramona village, Isabela City, Basilan.

Licup said the victim, Jimnu Ladja Hamad, was driving a motorcycle on the way home when fatally shot by one of two men riding on another motorcycle that tailed the victim.

He said Hamad, the village chief of Marang-Marang, Isabela City, died instantaneously.

The police official said recovered at the crime scene was an empty shell of caliber .45 pistol.

Police have yet to identify the motive, he added. (Bong Garcia/SunStar Philippines)


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