THE local government of Lamitan City is offering monetary reward to anybody who can give information that will lead to the identification and eventual arrest of the of people behind the bombing late Monday, June 20, at the gate of the city hall compound.

Lamitan City Vice Mayor and Mayor-elect Roderick Furigay made the announcement Tuesday, June 21, during the City Peace and Order Council (CPOC) with all members in attendance.

Furigay did not mention the specific amount of the monetary reward except in saying the reward money will come from the contributions of concerned residents of Lamitan City.

An improvised explosive device (IED) exploded around 6:30 p.m. Monday, June 20, at the gate of the city hall compound in Maganda village, Lamitan City.

No one was hurt but the blast busted a water pipe and caused minor damage to the wall of the city hall.

Minutes before the explosion, two unidentified persons riding a motorcycle lobbed a bag containing the IED toward the compound of the city hall and sped off.

Police Major Nurhaib Bungkac, Lamitan City police chief, said they are in possession of a video footage that captured the persons of interest responsible for the bombing of city hall perimeter.

Bungkac is optimistic the footage will form part of evidence to pin down the suspects, especially their identities and whereabouts.

The footage shows two underage men onboard a motorcycle, purportedly placing the IED on the spot where it exploded. (SunStar Zamboanga)