Remains of police officer abducted by NPA exhumed
KIDAPAWAN CITY – The remains of a police officer who was abducted by New People’s Army guerrillas in Makilala, North Cotabato in June were exhumed in Barangay Sto. Niño here on Saturday.
Relatives of the police officer, along with members of the police’s Scene of the Crime Operatives (Soco), exhumed the remains of Police Officer 1 Romeo Solana after the NPA confirmed the location of his grave, said Vice Mayor Bernardo Piñol Jr.
It was not known when and why Solana was killed in captivity.
“I am not at liberty to divulge the details of the killing,” Piñol said.
Marjorie, the police officer’s wife, said she was stunned to learn of his death because the NPA had pledged to send her husband home alive.
“We waited for so long to be reunited, we didn’t expect that he was already dead,” Marjorie said.
Solana, a police intelligence officer, left their home in Barangay Malasila in Makilala town on June 1 for duty at the North Cotabato Public Safety Coy headquarters in Barangay Amas here. But the NPA abducted him on his way to work. JE/rga
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