NPA attempt to attack ZS police station foiled PDF Print E-mail
Monday, 16 December 2013 11:28

Police have foiled an attempt of the New People’s Army (NPA) rebels to attack the police station in Josefina municipality, Zamboanga del Sur.

This came about after the policemen managed to detect that the uniformed men who went to their headquarters were not government forces.

The Josefina police reported that the NPA rebels arrived around 6:15 a.m. Saturday and pretended to report and turn over an arrested wanted person.

However, the policemen, sensing danger, positioned themselves in strategic point and called for reinforcement after the NPA rebels failed to properly introduce themselves as government troops.

The NPA rebels hastily left and were already gone when the reinforcement from the Provincial Public Safety Company (PPSC) arrived.

The troops from the Army’s 6th Special Forces Battalion pursued the NPA rebels and clashed with them few hours later in Barangay Bato, Sindangan, Zamboanga del Norte.

Troops recovered a Garand rifle, ammunition and subversive documents with high intelligence value.

Provincial police director Senior Supt. Sofronio Ecaldre said the planned attack in Josefina Police Station was supposed to be a simultaneous attack on the police station in Don Victoriano Chiongbian, Missamis Occidental.

NPA rebels attacked the police station of Don Victoriano Chiongbian around 5:00 a.m. Saturday, almost the same time another group of NPAs attempted to attack the police headquarters in Josefina, this province.

Josefina, which is under the political jurisdiction of Zamboanga del Sur, share a common boundary with the town of Don Victoriano Chiongbian in Misamis Occidental.