Maguindanao del Sur village exec gunned down

Maguindanao del Sur village exec gunned down

/ 06:20 PM June 13, 2024

A village official of Maguindanao del Sur died on the spot in a gun attack in Pagatin village of Datu Salibo town around 11 a.m. on Thursday, a police official said.

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COTABATO CITY – A village official of Maguindanao del Sur died on the spot in a gun attack in Pagatin village of Datu Salibo town around 11 a.m. on Thursday, a police official said.

Colonel Roel Sermese, Maguindanao del Sur police director, identified the victim as Mama Buat, village chief of Barangay Buayan in Datu Salibo.

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According to Lieutenant Victor Lim, Datu Salibo police chief, the victim had just arrived at his son’s residence when two unknown assailants aboard a gray minivan, armed with unidentified firearms, shot him several times.

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“He (just) attended a meeting at the town hall, about 300 meters from the crime scene, when gunned down by the suspects,” Lim said.

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Buat succumbed to death due to several gunshot wounds in different parts of his body.

Pagatin village is about 10 kilometers away from Barangay Buayan.

Lim said that the family of Buat is still reluctant to provide information about the incident.

Police found 17 fired bullets in the crime scene.

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