Retired police major slain in South Cotabato gun attack
KORONADAL CITY — Another retired police officer and member of a civil security unit of Polomolok, South Cotabato, was killed Monday by still unidentified gunmen.
Lieutenant Colonel Marvin Duadua, acting chief of the Polomolok police station, condemned the murder of retired Major Donald Cabigas, the intelligence head of the town’s civil security unit (CSU).
He was the third member of the Polomolok CSU killed since Friday.
“We deeply sympathize with the bereaved family and assure them that a deeper investigation will be conducted,” Duadua said in a statement.
He also asked the community to give the police information that could lead to the culprits’ identities.
Cabigas, 56, was inside his liquefied petroleum gas distribution firm at the Tuazon Subdivision when attacked Monday by a pistol-wielding gunman. The retired policeman, a resident of Agan Subdivision, Barangay Poblacion, Polomolok, suffered multiple gunshot wounds and died on the spot.
Police found 17 empty shells for a .45 pistol and a 9-mm pistol at the crime scene.
Cabigas’ death came barely three days after his two CSU colleagues–retired police Sergeant Bonifacio Cabisada, 58, and Jessie Arciete, 56–were also killed by unidentified gunmen on the night of Friday, Jan. 6.
The two CSU officers were on separate motorbikes when ambushed in Barangay Bentung Sulit of the same town, according to the police.
Brigadier General Jimili Macaraeg, Soccsksargen regional police director, has ordered the Polomolok police to hunt down the attackers.
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