Mayor’s secretary hurt in S. Kudarat ambush, manhunt on

By Edwin Fernandez

February 28, 2024, 6:51 pm

<p>Google map of Lambayong town, Sultan Kudarat province.</p>

Google map of Lambayong town, Sultan Kudarat province.

LAMBAYONG, Sultan Kudarat – Police authorities here are searching for two gunmen who ambushed and injured the municipal mayor’s secretary on Tuesday afternoon.

Maj. Jethro Doligas, Lambayong municipal police chief, identified the victim as Borhanudin Delna, 40, of Purok Rang-ay, Barangay Poblacion.

Delna is the executive secretary of Lambayong Mayor Ferdinand Andy Agduma.

Agduma said he has directed the local police to bring the perpetrators behind bars, and assured Delna’s family that the local government unit (LGU) would provide financial aid to the injured employee.

“I also assure all LGU employees that the local government is ready to extend help should anyone get threats while performing their duties as civil servants,” he said in a radio interview Wednesday.

Delna was on board a tricycle for hire heading to Barangay Poblacion from nearby Tacurong City when ambushed by two gunmen riding a motorbike at past 4 p.m.

He sustained multiple gunshot wounds in the body and is now getting medical attention in an undisclosed hospital. (PNA)