Saturday, February 29, 2020

NPA Head Extortionist Killed in Bukidnon

NSFA, Panacan, Davao City - A high ranking New Peoples Army (NPA) member was killed after an encounter between government troops and a group of NPA in Damulog, Bukidnon Friday afternoon, February 28, 2020.

Lieutenant Colonel Oscar Partuza, Commanding Officer of 3rd Infantry Battalion identified the slain NPA member as Eduardo Arnado alias Choi, Deputy Secretary of Guerilla Front 53 (GF 53) and concurrent head extortionist of NPA groups in North Cotabato, Northern part of Davao Del Sur and Southern Bukidnon

Accordingly, elements of 3rd and 19th Infantry Battalions were conducting security operations in the said area after they received a tip from a local resident on the presence of the armed group in a remote area at Sitio Lamparuc, Barangay Sampagar, Damulog, Bukidnon when the skirmish transpired.

The NPAs scampered to different directions after 10 minutes exchange of fire, leaving the dead body of Arnado.

Furthermore, recovered from the encounter site were one Caliber .45 pistol with magazine and ammunition, spent shells from various high powered firearms, subversive documents and personal belongings left by the fleeing NPA members.

Meanwhile, Hon Melino Buro, Municipal Mayor of Damulog conducted site assessment to check the well being of the residents nearby while Scene of the Crime Operatives (SOCO) is now on the process of conducting legal procedures and scene of the crime operations in the encounter site.

Source: Public Information Office, Eastern Mindanao Command, AFP

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