Militiaman dies, 1 hurt in gun attack

A MILITIMAN was killed while a passerby was wounded in a gun attack in the province of Basilan, the police reported Sunday, January 24, 2021.

Police Captain Edwin Duco, Police Regional Office-Zamboanga Peninsula information officer, said the incident happened around 5:20 p.m. Saturday in Sumagdang village, Isabela City, the capital of Basilan province.

Duco identified the slain militiaman as Nonoy Villanueva Iraham, 55, a resident of Purok Yakal in San Rafael village, Isabela City.

Wounded was Nurshaina Ilul Sergio, 20, a resident of Purok Sunshine in Sumagdang village, Isabela City.

Investigation disclosed that Iraham was driving his tricycle when he was shot twice with the use of a caliber .45 pistol by an unidentified gunman.

Duco said Iraham, who sustained two gunshot wounds, died instantly.

He said Sergio, who was on a motorcycle driven by Dinggoy Jalal Sergio, 28, was hit by a stray bullet as they were passing the area at the time of the incident. Dinggoy was unharmed.

Investigation continues to establish the identity of the suspect, who hurriedly fled. (SunStar Zamboanga)


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