• 03/19/2019
  • 05:38 PM
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GUNMAN KILLS BARANGAY EXEC IN BASILAN



A motorcycle-riding gunman on Thursday shot and killed Jimnu Ladja Hamad, the barangay chairperson of Marang-Marang, Isabela City, Basilan. (Photo lifted from Popoy Mcgyver Mirasol Facebook page)

ZAMBOANGA CITY -- A barangay chairperson was shot dead by a motorcycle-riding gunman in Isabela City, Basilan province, a top police official said Friday.

Police Brig. Gen. Emmanuel Luis Licup, Police Regional Office-9 (PRO-9) director, said Jimnu Ladja Hamad was driving a motorcycle on the way home when fatally shot by one of two men riding tandem on another motorcycle that tailed him.

Hamad was the incumbent barangay chairperson of Marang-Marang, Isabela City.

Hamad crashed dead on the pavement while the suspects sped-off after the incident.

Recovered at the crime scene was an empty shell of caliber .45 pistol, police said. Licup assured an in-depth investigation will be conducted to unmask the identities of the suspects. (PNA)

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