Hataman to help in purchase of CCTV cameras in Basilan PDF Print E-mail
Friday, 24 August 2012 13:51

ARMM OIC Governor Mujiv Hataman the other day committed to share part of the expenses for the purchase of surveillance cameras to be installed in the different strategic areas in the cities of Isabela and Lamitan, Basilan particularly along the highway.

During the Provincial Peace and Order Council (PPOC) meeting last Tuesday held at the Governor’s Capitol in Isabela City, Hataman emphasized the importance of CCTV cameras in the prevention and solution of crimes.

The series of shooting incidents that happened recently in Basilan have placed authorities in blank wall as to the identities of the assailants and have caused alarm among businessmen, the church and many residents. The victims include Isabela City Election Officer Daryll Kinaso and  P02 Arnel Galano.
Though motives have already been established, the perpetrators have remained unidentified.

In his report, Isabela City Chief of Police Supt. Allan Nazaro disclosed that no one from among the witnesses is willing to identity the assailants for fear of reprisal.

Also during the said PPOC meeting, Hataman urged officials of Tumahubong, Basilan to resolve the ongoing conflict inside the rubber plantation cooperative (TARBIDCI) that resulted to the death of 19 people, including 10 Scout Rangers.

Extortion, discontentment among some company workers and land dispute are the possible motives that authorities are looking into in the conflict in Tumahubong.

According to TARBIDCI Manager Taha Kottoh,  the company has been receiving extortion letters from the Abu Sayyaf Group demanding them certain amount of money.

There are also reports authorities have received that boundary dispute between TARBIDCI and the Wakil family may also be the cause of the conflict. — Jimmy Villaflores