Fisherman shot off Tumalutab Print
Friday, 13 April 2018 15:49

Search and rescue operations are still ongoing for a fisherman who fell into the sea after allegedly being shot by a security escort of a commercial fishing boat last Wednesday.

The victim was identified as Abubakar, one of two fishermen employed by a certain Rashid Akbar y Abdurahim of Taluksangay.

Last Wednesday, Akbar informed police that two of his fishermen, Abubakar and Sunnyboy, were fishing about 3 nautical miles off Tumalutab Island when they were shot at by security escorts of Marilyn Fishing Boat.

Abubakar was reportedly hit and fell into the sea.

The fisherman is still missing as of press time.

The case was referred to the Tuburan Police Station in Tuburan, Basilan since the place of incident falls under the municipality.  (Dan Toribio)