ASG beheads ex-barangay chair Print
Tuesday, 24 October 2017 17:10

By ELY DUMABOC

A former barangay captain was beheaded by suspected  members of the Abu Sayyaf in Sumisip, Basilan last Sunday. Basilan Provincial Police Commander Sr. Supt. Nickson Muksan  identified the victim as Hadji Najir Bohong, 58 years old, a  farmer and a former barangay captain of barangay Mahatalang,  Sumisip Basilan.

Muksan said that the cadaver of Bohong was recovered by his  relatives within the vicinity of Sitio Punu, Barangay Mahatalang, Sumisip, Basilan Sunday morning.

A day before, the victim reportedly went to a farmland in the area together with his carabao, to pick up timber to be used in his house.

Police are looking into reports that  the victim was captured by the group of Abu Sayyaf Sub-leader Abu Dujanah and was reported missing since that time.

Relatives have yet to find the head of the cadaver while his body was buried in Barangay Tumahubong.  (Ely Dumaboc)