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Maguindanao town treasurer killed in daylight ambush

COTABATO CITY – A town treasurer of Maguindanao was shot dead by still unidentified gunmen along a busy street here Monday morning, a belated police report said.

Senior Supt. Rolly Octavio, city police director, identified the slain official as Tato Gumbila, 40, a resident of Don E. Sero Street, Barangay Rosary Heights V, Cotabato City and municipal treasurer of Mother Kabuntalan, Maguindanao.

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Octavio told reporters Gumbila was driving his car along the busy Sinsuat Avenue when the suspects aboard a motorbike opened fire on him at 7:30 a.m.  He died on the spot.

Police recovered empty shells for .45 caliber pistol at the crime scene.

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Personal grudge or “rido” (family feud) was seen as the motive in the daylight shooting.

The killing of Gumbila came two days after a lone gunman killed Dr. Nasser Gayak, a staff teacher of the Department of Education in the Autonomous Region in Muslim Mindanao, at 5:30 p.m. on Friday.

Gayak, 40, was heading for home from work when shot.

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