Cops slam another ruthless killing of NPA in Surigao City
SURIGAO CITY, Surigao del Norte, July 20 — Police Regional Office (PRO) 13 strongly condemned the acts of the New People’s Army (NPA) terrorists who murdered another two innocent civilians in Sitio Tabasngan, Mat-i, this city, on July 11, 2020.
Brigadier General Joselito Esquivel, Jr., regional director of the Philippine National Police (PNP) Caraga, identified the victims as Jandi Limbona, 23 years old, a farmer, and Noel Estampa, 49 years old, a barangay Tanod. They are both residents of the said place.
Investigation revealed that the victims, along with their five companions, were at the mountainous area to cut lumber when the fully armed NPA members appeared and shot them at around 10:00 a.m.
The victims sustained gunshot wounds in the different parts of their bodies which claimed their lives while their companions managed to fled straight away after they were ordered by the assailants to leave.
“We will be working with our force multipliers and the intelligence community to help us track down these godless individuals. The full force of the law shall give justice to the victims and their family,” BGen. Esquivel said.
The government’s security forces launched a joint operation to capture those responsible for the killing. (PMaj. Renel E. Serrano, PIO, PRO13/PIA-Surigao del Norte)