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Anti-drug Islamic preacher shot dead in Cotabato City

/ 04:48 PM March 29, 2017
Cotabato City, Maguindanao (Google maps)

Cotabato City, Maguindanao (Google maps)

COTABATO CITY – An Islamic preacher who helped the local police in its anti-drug campaign here was shot dead by a lone gunman on Wednesday noon.

Chief Inspector Tirso Pascual, police station 1 chief, said Ustadz Ronnie Solaiman, 40, of Barangay Bagua 3, died after he was shot in the head while driving his motorcycle a few steps from his home.

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Police said Solaiman was active in the campaign against illegal drugs in his community, a known selling and buying venue of prohibited drugs.

The official said he was sad the police lost a partner in the drive against prohibited drugs.

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Solaiman managed to convince some of his neighbors to voluntarily report to the police, Pascual said.  SFM

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