Maguindanao trader slain in Cotabato gun attack
MIDSAYAP, Cotabato — Unidentified men riding on a motorbike ambushed and killed a Maguindanao trader in this town on Tuesday afternoon.
Lieutenant Colonel Rolly Oranza, Midsayap police chief, identified the fatality as Bon Jovi Sindatok Edzla, 53, a rice miller and dealer of Datu Piang town, Maguindanao.
Edzla, who had a failed bid for a seat in the Datu Piang municipal council in last May’s local elections, was driving his Isuzu pickup vehicle (LFJ 269) when suspects ambushed him at 4 p.m. along Quezon Avenue in Barangay Poblacion in Midsayap.
He died while undergoing treatment at Amado Diaz Hospital, the police said.
Police found seven empty shells of caliber .45 pistol at the crime scene.