COTABATO CITY – A newly reelected village councilor in Maguindanao del Norte was killed in an ambush Monday afternoon in Sultan Mastura municipality, police said.
The slain village councilor was identified as Anwar Mamukan, 48, of Barangay Balut.
He sustained six gunshot wounds in various parts of his body and died on the spot.
“Mamukan was driving his white vehicle (MAV-4906) at about 4 p.m. Monday when two men onboard a motorbike fired at him several times along the crossroads in Barangay Balut and Sec. Narciso Ramos Highway,” Capt. Elmar Elarcosa, Sultan Mastura municipal police station chief, said in a report on Tuesday.
Responding police officers found empty shells of a .45-caliber pistol at the crime scene, he added.
At least five village officials have been killed in the province since the Oct. 30 village and youth polls. (PNA)