Monday, June 27, 2011

Former town mayor shot in Zamboanga City

ZAMBOANGA CITY, Philippines (Mindanao Examiner / June 27, 2011) – A former southern Philippine town mayor was shot and seriously wounded in a broad daylight attack Monday in Zamboanga City, police said.

Police said Najib Maldisa, a former mayor of Maimbung town in Sulu province, was shot by motorcycle gunmen while travelling with his wife on a family car in the village of San Roque.

His wife was unhurt in the attack, said Senior Superintendent Edwin de Ocampo, chief of the local police force.

“We don’t know the motive behind the attack. We are still investigating this case,” De Ocampo told the regional newspaper Mindanao Examiner.

He said the couple just came from their house and heading to the main road when the attack occurred. “The assailants escaped after the shooting,” he said.

De Ocampo said they have sent policemen to guard Maldisa in the hospital.
(Mindanao Examiner)

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