Councilman, militiaman die in Zambo Sur ambush


A VILLAGE official and a militiaman were killed in an ambush by suspected lawless elements in the province of Zamboanga del Sur, the police reported Friday.

Senior Micheal Nicolas, Zamboanga del Sur police director identified the victims as Rodelio Digan and Angelito Pampangan. Both died on the spot.

Digan is a councilman in the village of Guiniculalay while Pampangan is a militiaman in the village of Nian, all in the town of Dinas, Zamboanga del Sur.

Nicolas said the ambush took place around 2:30 p.m., Wednesday, at Purok 1 in the village of East Migpulao, Dinas municipality.

Nicolas said the victims were driving motorcycles when the suspects, Anwat Ansang and Fermin Muhamar, both members of the Nohr Ambul crime group, ambushed them.

He said the suspects fled and are subject of a police manhunt.


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