MNLF member killed in NoCot ambush

By Noel Punzalan

September 14, 2019, 6:34 pm

<p>Google map of Midsayap town, North Cotabato.</p>

Google map of Midsayap town, North Cotabato.

COTABATO CITY -- Police are tracking down motorcycle-riding gunmen involved in the ambush-slay of a Moro National Liberation Front (MNLF) member in Midsayap, North Cotabato Friday.

Lt. Col. Benito Rotia Jr., Midsayap police chief, identified the slain MNLF member as Alison Guialani, 37, of Barangay Mudseng in Midsayap town.

Rotia said the victim was onboard his motorbike and was traversing the national highway in Barangay Central Glad of the same town when tailed and fired upon by gunmen aboard a separate motorbike shortly before noon.

Witnesses said the victim tried to flee after falling off from his motorbike but was chased and finished off by the gunmen, police said.

“The victim died from multiple gunshot wounds in the head and body,” Rotia said in a report to Col. Maximo Layugan, chief of the North Cotabato police office.

Recovered from the ambush site were empty slugs from a cal.45 pistol.

Police probers are eyeing family feud stemming from land conflict as a possible motive of the ambush.

Rotia said a police team is now on the trail of several “persons of interest”, whom they believe could shed light on the incident. (PNA)