3 killed in Basilan on election day
MALUSO, BASILAN — Three persons were killed in separate incidents in Basilan during the conduct of the barangay and Sangguniang Kabataan (SK) elections on Monday.
Col. Fredrick Sales, deputy commander of the Army’s 101st Infantry Brigade, confirmed two bloody incidents but clarified that “we cannot directly attribute it as election-related violence as of now due to ongoing investigation.”
Nasri Uddin was killed in a shooting inside a precinct at Badja Elementary School, Tipo-Tipo town. Another voter was critically wounded in the attack.
In Luksumbang village, Lamitan City, two persons were killed while another was wounded.
Lt. Col. Cyril Santander identified the fatalities as Antataha Nadjuwal, a reelectionist “kagawad” and his security escort, a CAFGU member identified as Euiliano Costodio Enrique.
Enrique reportedly attacked Nadjuwal while inside his house by using his M16 rifle. Nadjuwal sustained gunshot wounds to the head.
Enrique was later shot dead by Luksumbang village chairman Jemson Cervantes who he also tried to shoot. Cervantes was wounded but survived.