Woman hurt in crossfire as crime group, gov’t team clash in Zamboanga Sibugay | Inquirer News

Woman hurt in crossfire as crime group, gov’t team clash in Zamboanga Sibugay

/ 09:53 PM April 14, 2021

ZAMBOANGA CITY—A woman was wounded while a group of crime suspects escaped after a brief clash with policemen and soldiers in the town of Malangas, Zamboanga Sibugay province on Wednesday (April 14).

Brig. Gen. Ronaldo Ylagan, Zamboanga Peninsula police chief, said Rosario Capa Matito, 58, was hit by a stray bullet in the arm as the suspects traded shots with the law enforcers at the village of Maulom past 8 a.m.


The law enforcement team, from two police units and one Army battalion, was in Maulom to arrest a certain Uya Daman Monagen.

As the government forces reached the village, however, at least 10 men opened fire, leading to the 10-minute clash.


The armed men were believed to be followers of a suspected local crime boss, a certain Esmael Sanday aka Boy Negro.

The gunfight ended with the suspects fleeing.

Read Next
Don't miss out on the latest news and information.

Subscribe to INQUIRER PLUS to get access to The Philippine Daily Inquirer & other 70+ titles, share up to 5 gadgets, listen to the news, download as early as 4am & share articles on social media. Call 896 6000.

TAGS: clash, Crime, Military, Police, Regions, Zamboanga Sibugay
For feedback, complaints, or inquiries, contact us.

© Copyright 1997-2021 INQUIRER.net | All Rights Reserved

We use cookies to ensure you get the best experience on our website. By continuing, you are agreeing to our use of cookies. To find out more, please click this link.