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Lanao del Sur village aspirant slain by rival-brother

/ 02:22 PM October 30, 2023

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COTABATO CITY — A candidate for village chair in Lanao del Sur was shot dead Monday by his rival — who happened to be his bother– after an altercation inside the voting precinct in Butig, Lanao del Sur as voting was about to start.

Lanao del Sur police provincial director Colonel Robert Daculan said Madid Bao, a candidate for village chairman in Barangay Poktan, who is the husband of the incumbent and last termer village chairwoman Conaipa Bao, died while being rushed to the Amai Pakpak Medical Center in Marawi City.


The account of the Butig police showed that Madid arrived at about 7 a.m. at the voting precinct in Barangay Poktan and had confronted his brother Jamael, also running for the top village post against him, why he, Jamael, was inside the voting precinct, where political bets were not allowed.


A heated argument ensued, in the midst of which, Jamael sought the help of police and soldiers nearby, telling them his brother had a caliber 45 pistol.

This angered Madid, who hit Jamael in the head, using his pistol. Jamael grabbed the pistol and a scuffle ensued until the pistol went off, hitting Madid on his chest.

Relatives and supporters rushed Madid to the hospital but he died before he reached there.

In nearby Bayabao Central School, also in Butig, Lanao del Sur, two voters were shot dead by still unidentified gunmen before 7 a.m., according to the police.

Police were still verifying the identities of the victims.



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