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Maguindanao village exec, wife, die in Cotabato ambush

Local News • 19:15 PM Wed Jul 10, 2019
Police investigators shift through the crime scene along ND Avenue, Cotabato City. (contributed photo)

COTABATO CITY – A Maguindanao village chair, his wife, village treasurer and watchman were all killed in a midday ambush along a busy street here, police said.

Police Major Esmael Madin, chief of Criminal Investigation and Detection Group (CIDG-Maguindanao) said Datu Nurodin Mangandian Guiaman, 34, chairperson of Barangay Tuka, Mamasapano, Maguindanao, was the last to expire while undergoing medication in an undisclosed hospital.

Police said Tuka barangay treasurer Sindatu Agao, Barangay Peacekeeping Action Team (BPAT) member Basser Guiaman, 42 and Alwaida Guiaman, 28, wife of Chairman Guiaman were all declared dead on arrival in the hospital.

Citing reports from Police Station 1, Police Colonel Portia Manalad, Cotabato City police director, said all the victims were on board a gray Toyota Vios with temporary license plate number 111209 when six gunmen on board three separate motorbikes opened fire on them along Notre Dame Avenue near the junction of ND Avenue and Quezon Avenue at about 1:45 p.m.

Scene of the Crime Operatives (SOCO) found two caliber pistols inside believed to have been used by the victim in an attempt to defend themselves from gun bursts.

SOCO also found about 40 empty shells for cal. 45 pistol and 9mm pistol.

Police are looking at “rido” (family feud) as possible motive of the ambush.

Investigation continues. (Ferdinandh Cabrera)

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