Islamic preacher dies in gun attack

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AN ISLAMIC preacher was killed while his wife survived in a drive-by gun attack in the province of Zamboanga Sibugay, the police reported Monday, July 6, 2020.

Police Major Helen Galvez, Police Regional Office-Zamboanga Peninsula information officer, identified the fatality as Hadji Abdul Muid Umbol, who is also a fish broker.

Galvez said the incident happened around 6:40 a.m. Saturday in Purok 7 in Baluno village, Naga, Zamboanga Sibugay.

Galvez said investigation showed that Umbol was driving a motorcycle with his wife, Hadja Bunel Kahal, as back rider, en route to the fish port of Naga when fatally shot by one of two men riding tandem on another motorcycle with no registered plate that tailed the couple.

She said Umbol sustained two gunshot wounds and died on the spot while his wife, was unscathed during the gun attack.

She said the suspects fled towards Purok 3 of Baluno village after the incident.

She said recovered from the crime scene were two spent shells and a slug of caliber .45 pistol at the crime scene. (SunStar Zamboanga)


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