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Maguindanao town councilor shot dead

/ 05:44 PM February 21, 2018

DATU SAUDI AMPATUAN, Maguindanao–Unidentified gunmen on Wednesday ambushed and killed a town councilor here.

Councilor Sahabudin Namli, 42, died from multiple bullet wounds while being treated at a hospital following the incident that took place at the Barangay Madia portion of the Maguindanao highway around 10:45 a.m., according to Capt. Arvin John Encinas, spokesperson of the Army’s 6th Infantry Division.

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Police Officer 1 Samsudin Nano, investigator on case, said Namli was walking from his house towards the highway in Barangay Madia when two masked men, armed with a cal. 45 pistol and an M-16 Armalite rifle, shot him him.

“The suspects waited for the town official to reach the highway and shot him at close range,” Nano said.

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Namli’s house, he added, was only about 10 meters from the Datu Saudi-Datu Piang highway.

The suspects, who turned out to be under a group led by a certain Commander Haon, fled on foot.

Nano said it was not clear what group Haon led, but Namli was a relative of Ustadz Wahid Tundok, the commander of the Moro Islamic Liberation Front’s (MILF) 118th base command.

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