No lead yet on Lanao bombing

THE Provincial Police Office of Lanao del Norte is still conducting an investigation to determine the motive of Monday’s bombing in Tubod, Iligan City that injured five persons.

Police Provincial Director Gerardo Rosales told Sun.Star Cagayan de Oro that a special task group has been created to hasten the investigation.

“We have suspects but we could not divulge yet their names so as not to jeopardize the ongoing investigation,” Rosales said.

He, however, said no case has been filed yet pending the result of an in-depth investigation, particularly by the Special Investigating Task Group.

Rosales said they have invited three persons, who were pointed by former Salvador town mayor Johnny Tawantawan as allegedly the ones responsible for the incident.

“Maraming angle ang tinitingnan natin dito so no conclusion yet. Pero nag-evaluate na ang CIDG (Criminal Investigation and Detection Group), Soco (Scene of the Crime Operatives), EOD (Explosive Ordnance Demolition) and the intelligence sa mga ebidensiya,” he added.

Meanwhile, Tawantawan and his legal counsel, Lawyer Omar Usop, believed they were the target of the bomb.

Usop was with Tawantawan when the explosion happened in a parking area near Ismael Restaurant in Barangay Poblacion in Tubod town around 11:15 a.m. last February 4.
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