1 POLICE DEAD, 3 OTHERS INJURED IN AN AMBUSH IN BUKIDNON
TALAKAG, BUKIDNON – An ambush took the life of 1 policeman and left 3 others wounded at Sitio Km 26, Barangay Tikalaan, Talakag, Bukidnon, around 6:00 AM on Wednesday, January 29, 2020.
Reports said the security escort of the Directorate for Integrated Police Operation (DIPO) for Eastern Mindanao of Deputy Chief for Eastern Mindanao, POLICE BRIGADIER GENERAL JOSELITO SALIDO was ambushed, leaving POLICE CORPORAL ROEL SUMAYLO dead, and the three policemen wounded were identified as POLICE STAFF SARGEANT JERWIN GEMILLA, POLICE SENIOR MASTER SARGEANT JOVANIE MALINAB and POLICE CAPTAIN RAMIL GIGHE, all were members of the Provincial Mobile Force Company, Province of Bukidnon.
While there were lives lost, DEPUTY CHIEF, POLICE BRIGADIER GENERAL JOSELITO SALIDO is reportedly safe after the attack.
“But we were informed as early as this morning na may ongoing na ambush yung deputy ng DIPO Eastern Mindanao si Brigadier General [Salido] but he survived. I was informed na parang meron apat na casualties,” said PBGEN. Joselito Esquivel Jr., Regional Director – PRO 13.
(We were informed as early as this morning, that there was an ongoing ambush involving the deputy of DIPO Eastern Mindanao, Brigadier General Salido, but he survived. I was informed that there are four casualties.)
NPA members are suspected to be behind the incident.
PNP Caraga Regional Director, Police Brigadier General Joselito Esquivel Jr., clarified that no one from PRO 13 got involved in the incident.
Meanwhile, authorities are continually investigating the motive for the ambush.