Three persons killed in an ambush in Dimataling, Zamboanga del Sur Print
Wednesday, 20 June 2018 13:55

By ELY DUMABOC

Three persons, including a public secondary teacher, were killed in a daring ambush staged by armed men yesterday morning at Barangay Kagawan, Dimataling, Zamboanga Del Sur.

Police sketchy report identified the fatalities as  Saddat Ibrahim Bongga,42 Public school teacher at Lauriano Saludsod National High School; his brother Sammer Ibrahim Bongga ,37, businessman; and Saddam Lam, a fisherman.

Initial police report disclosed that the three victims were ambushed by an armed group at about 6:15 a.m. at Purok 6, Sitio Quarry, Brgy Kagawasan, Dimataling.  The fatalities suffered numerous gunshot wounds in the different parts of their bodies.

The police recovered 64 empty shells coming from different firearms at the crime scene.

Initial investigation conducted by responding police team disclosed that prior to the incident a Toyota Vios color off white arrived at the said place at around 6:10 a.m. Three armed men wearing camouflage uniform went out from the car while other stayed inside. Just a minute after, the three victims passed by onboard a motorcycle and without provocation they were shot upon by the three suspects repeatedly.

As of press time yesterday, the Zamboanga del Sur police are still conducting  a thorough investigation on the incident for the posible identification and apprehension of the suspects. Ely Dumaboc