IMPASUGONG, Bukidnon, May 31 (PIA)–A group of criminals, believed to be New People’s Army (NPA), burned four vehicles and a motorcycle around 11:30 evening, May 27, at Purok 3, Barangay Sto. Niño, Manolo Fortich, Bukidnon.
Field reports said the ‘Barangay Tanod (security volunteers)’ earlier accosted the hoodlums but the ‘Tanod’ on duty were outnumbered. The terrorists then hog-tied some of the security volunteers.
Using boulders, the terrorists immediately set up a roadblock and torched the vehicles they themselves used to reach barangay Sto. Niño.
The Manolo Fortich Police responded and sought the support of the Army’s Special Forces Battalion. The composite team arrived at the crime scene and freed the hog-tied security volunteer left by the fleeing armed bandits.
Destroyed were two L-300 utility vans; one Toyota Hilux; one Isuzu elf truck; and a motorcycle.
“Sa ngayon pinag-aaralan pa ng kapulisan ang modus operandi kung anong criminal gang ang gumawa ng pag carnap at pagsunog ng mga sasakyan (As of this report, police is still investigating identities of the perpetrators),” said Col. Edgardo De Leon, Commander, 403rd Infantry Brigade, Philippine Army.
The Army Special Forces and Philippine National Police are now working in tracking down the criminals. (403rd Infantry Brigade, Philippine Army/PIA Bukidnon)
Source: PIA Feed