2 cops, cousin cheat death in road ambush PDF Print E-mail
Thursday, 21 October 2010 13:27

Two policemen and a civilian escaped unhurt in an ambush staged in Barangay Mampang, this city last Tuesday afternoon.

In two other separate incidents in Mampang last Tuesday night, unidentified men lobbed a grenade that exploded outside a residence, while gunmen sprayed another house with automatic gunfire. No one was hurt in both attacks.

Police immediately went on a manhunt operation against the gunmen who staged the ambush against the two policemen.   

A police report disclosed that PO1 Emir Ladjamalik, PO1 Sahibul Ladjamalik both wearing uniform, were riding on a Tamaraw jeep driven by their cousin Ferdimar Alim, all residents of Sta. Barbara, on their way home from an Islam Cemetery in Mampang when two men armed with .45 caliber and 9mm pistols and standing on both sides of the road opened fire on them near Panama Drive.

Alim quickly swerved the jeep to get out of the line of fire while the two policemen drew their firearms and returned fire.

The gunmen ran towards the interior of Panama Drive. They were later identified as Jabar Abubakar and his brother Adzar Abubakar.

Recovered at the scene of the attack were seven spent shells of .45 caliber pistol and three spent shells of 9mm pistol.

City Police Director Sr. Supt. Edwin Deocampo ordered his men to get into the bottom of the case and file charges against the attackers. -- Dan Toribio Jr.