‘Triple S-B’ PNP’s poll area of concern in ZN PDF Print E-mail
Sunday, 17 February 2013 14:11

Zamboanga del Norte Police Provincial Office Officer-in-Charge Sr. Supt. James Mejia disclosed that his command’s areas of concern in the May 10, 2013 election are the municipalities of Siocon, Sirawai, Sibuco and Baliguian or the so-called “TripleS-B”.       

Two weeks, two prominent persons were murdered in Triple  S-B. The victims were an engineer and a local political leader. 

Zamboanga del Norte Provincial Mobile Commander Supt. Reynaldo M. Maclang conducted hot pursuit operations in the area aimed to arrest and identify the killers and bring justice to the victims’s families.

Triple SB is known as a lair of moro rebels and lawless elements frequently committing atrocities.

Mejia said the situation  in the municipalities of Rizal and La Libertad, which were formerly areas of concern,  is now normal  and manageable. So far, he said, there has been no reported violent incidents that are election related.

“We are on alert at all times and our mobile forces are on random  patrol in addition to our standby forces,” Mejia said. — Allen Abastillas