CNTs ambushed PNP
personnel in Motiong, Samar
DPAO, 8ID PA
March 11, 2019
CAMP LUKBAN, Catbalogan
City – An ambush perpetrated by undetermined number of CPP-NPA
Terrorists (CNTs) against two personnel of Motiong Municipal Police
Station (MPS) transpired at Maharlika Highway, Sitio Malatugawe,
Brgy. Poblacion 1, Motiong, Samar while on board Mahindra patrol car
on March 11, 2019 at 7:20 A.M.
The PNP personnel were
returning to their station after fetching water at Paranas MPS when
they were ambushed to include the use of Improvised Explosive
Devices (IEDs) by the CNTs that resulted to one PNP personnel killed
and one wounded. Further, a civilian onboard a motorcycle was also
wounded during the said incident.
The 8ID condemns this
treacherous act which only shows that the CNTs is not a pro-people
organization, but a mere terrorist group which has no agenda aside
from sowing fear to the populace.
Maj. Gen. Raul M. Farnacio,
Commander, Joint Task Force “STORM” assures the general public that
the Army will continue its mandated duty to protect the people of
Eastern Visayas and deploy troops to augment the Philippine National
Police to conduct hot pursuit operations in the area.
“The 8ID, together with
the Police Regional Office 8 will relentlessly pursue these
terrorists and assist the PNP in filing appropriate criminal cases,
and ensure that the perpetrators will face the full arm of the law,”