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Five persons massacred


Five persons, including four minors were brutally massacred in Barangay PulangLupa, Sirawai Municipality, Zamboanga del Norte (ZDN) Province, on Saturday.

Police Regional Office 9 (PRO9) spokesperson, Chief Insp. Helen Galvez identified the fatalities as Nazer Halis, 10; Hadimar Halis, 7; Saidemar Wahid, 11; Mohammad Said Mocaddam, 7 and Majid Halis, 35, all of the said place.

Galvez said that personnel of Sirawai Municipal Police Station led by Insp. Arnel Magallanes Neri immediately conducted a follow-up operation that resulted to the killing of the suspect identified as Asgal Kalas Ontong, 34, married, a resident of Barangay Libucon, Sirawai, ZN.

Galvez revealed that the victims suffered multiple hack wounds on the different parts of their body.

According to the police, the victims were recovered in different locations.

The police spokesperson added that the police were asking the suspect to surrender but he allegedly resisted and attacked the authorities, prompting them to neutralize him.

A deeper investigation is being conducted on the incident. (Eugene A. Lasprilla)

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