Suspect in ambush of Lanao Sur mayor killed in clash with cops

/ 06:30 PM January 16, 2020

ILIGAN CITY—The suspect in the ambush of a mayor in Lanao del Sur in 2019 was killed in a police operation on Wednesday yet (Jan. 15) in a town in Lanao del Sur province.

Jalaloding Mocsir, prime suspect in the ambush of Masiu Mayor Nasser Pangandaman Jr. on Nov. 10, 2019, was killed at the village of Pagalamatan, Saguiaran town, when he and a companion allegedly fired at officers serving a warrant of arrest against him for another case of murder, according to Col. Madzgani Mukaram, Lanao del Sur police director.


Mukaram said police were trying to serve the arrest warrant for the killing of a certain Safra Macabantog Pangandaman on Jan. 31, 2017 in Marawi City.

He said police were about to serve the warrant when Mocsir and a certain Nasrullah Capal, a resident of Pagalamatan, fired at the lawmen, leading to a 10-minute clash that led to Mocsil’s killing.


Mukaram said Mocsir, a resident of Moriataobae village in Masiu town, also goes by the alias Laluwa and had been linked to the terror group Dawlah Islamiya-Maute Group led by a certain Osoph Hadji Nasif or Commander Asrap.

Aside from being the prime suspect in the ambush of the Mayor Pangandaman in 2019,  which killed the mayor’s bodyguard, Mocsir was also suspect in the Aug. 30, 2019 killing of Mojera Macalangan, chair of Bubong Kadayonan village in Marawi.

He is also suspect in the July 19, 2019 failed ambush on Capt. Basiri Hasan, a police officer.

Edited by TSB
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