Thursday, November 28, 2019

High Ranking NPA killed in ComVal

NSFA, Panacan, Davao City - A high-ranking New People's Army (NPA) leader was killed during an inter-agency law enforcement operation in Brgy. Kapatagan, Laak, Compostela Valley, the morning of November 27, 2019.

The NPA leader identified as Marjun Taba, also known as “Hiker” is the Deputy Secretary of the CPP-NPA’s Sub-regional Committee 4, Southern Mindanao Regional Committee (SMRC).

Accordingly, Hiker was killed in a brief skirmish after he resisted arrest and fought it out with Military personnel from the 10th Infantry Division and personnel from PNP Laak who were about to serve six warrants of arrest for the crimes of murder, attempted murder, rebellion, serious illegal detention, double murder, and double frustrated murder against him in his safe house in the aforementioned barangay.

Lt. General Felimon T. Santos Jr., Commander of Eastern Mindanao Command said that efforts have been exhausted by the local government units, his family and the 1001st Infantry Brigade for his peaceful surrender but he adamantly refused.

"Notwithstanding the local government, our units on the ground, and his family’s efforts for him and his NPA cohorts to surrender, they continued to be with the terrorist group and continuously terrorize communities in the boundaries of Compostela Valley, Agusan del Sur, and Davao del Norte," he said.

"We are offering them to peacefully surrender, if they refuse and continue with their violent means, we will employ all legal means to run after them. They can never run away from the long arm of the law, more so with the strong resolve of the government to end the armed conflict," Lt. Gen. Santos added.

Recovered from the encounter site was Taba’s cadaver alongside his cal .45 pistol, and two International Humanitarian Law banned anti-personnel land mine.

Hiker is the 34th NPA's High Value Individual to be neutralized for 2019.

Source: Public Information Office, Eastern Mindanao Command, AFP

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