Unidentified armed men shot and killed a member of the Civilian Armed Forces Geographical Unit, and a former government militiaman in the past two days at the barangay poblacion and Brgy. Camindangan, all in Cauayan, Negros Occidental.
Ex-CAFGU member Jimboy Nalagon was gunned down by still unidentified armed suspects at about 5 a.m. yesterday in Sitio La-a, Brgy. Camindangan, Sipalay City, police chief Supt. Frederick Mead said.
The killing of Nalagon came a day after CAFGU member Romualdo Dollente was also killed by four armed suspects believed to be members of the New People's Army at the barangay poblacion of Cauayan town.
Mead said Dollente succumbed to multiple gunshot wounds, including a fatal injury in the head.
Police investigations show that the suspects told witnesses that the NPA was behind the killing of Dollente.
Seven empty shells of caliber 45 pistol were recovered at the scene of incident by Cauayan policemen, who responded to the shooting incident.
Mead said he is inclined to believe that the same suspects were involved in the killing of Dollente and Nalagon, as he noted a similar pattern in their execution.
He admitted having received intelligence reports three weeks ago that the NPA had plans to go down to the Cauayan town proper, that prompted him to place the entire police force on heightened alert status.
Mead also said he has already coordinated with the 6th Manuever Platoon of the PNP and the 79th Infantry Battalion to secure the town.
Maj. Rey Tiongson, Army's 3rd Infantry Division spokesman, said yesterday that they are still confirming on the alleged involvement of the NPA Special Partisan Unit in the twin killings.*GPB
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