Police order manhunt vs. ambushers of police car in Lanao Sur

By Edwin Fernandez

April 19, 2024, 12:00 pm

<p>Google map of Picong town, Lanao del Sur.</p>

Google map of Picong town, Lanao del Sur.

CAMP S.K. PENDATUN, Maguindanao del Norte – The head of the Police Regional Office -Bangsamoro Autonomous Region on Friday ordered a manhunt against gunmen who ambushed a police patrol car and injured a police officer in Lanao del Sur.

"This is a reprehensible act of violence against our security forces," Brig. Gen. Prexy Tanggawohn said in an interview Friday, referring to the attack on a police patrol car of the Picong municipal police station on Thursday morning that left Patrolman Hashemi Lidasan Sumusod wounded on his right hand.

Picong police personnel were aboard the patrol vehicle on their way back to the station when waylaid by unidentified armed individuals in Barangay Micolabo of the municipality.

Sumusod was taken to a hospital for medical treatment.

"I appeal to the public, in general, to help your police maintain law and order in your respective localities, identify lawless elements and would-be crime offenders so they can be addressed before they commit the crimes," he said.

Meanwhile, Tanggawon also ordered the police in Datu Saudi Ampatuan town, Maguindanao del Sur to find those who ambushed a couple in Barangay Salbu, killing a woman and wounding her companion. (PNA)