Militiaman hurt in an ambush PDF Print E-mail
Sunday, 03 March 2013 14:18

A former barangay chairman turned militia was wounded while his two companions escaped unscathed in an ambush in a remote village in Bayog municipality, Zamboanga del Sur, a police official disclosed Saturday.

Police Regional Office-9 (PRO-9) spokesman Chief Insp. Ariel Huesca said the incident took place at around 7:55 a.m. Friday at Purok 3, Barangay Datagan, Bayog town.

Huesca identified the victim as Loreto Lumayan, 49, of Datagan. Those unscathed were Edgardo Angel and Roberto Tinda, both members of the militia force.

Huesca said Lumayan and his two companions were heading to their detachment in Barangay Bubuan to report for duty when they were met by gunshot from men hiding in the bushes along their way.

Lumayan was rushed to the hospital by responding soldiers. Investigation continues to identify the suspects.