Four Military Died In Clash W/ Jolo, Sulu Cops
FOUR MILITARY – On Monday, four (4) military died in clash with police officers in Jolo, Sulu.
On Monday, June 29, four military officers were gunned down by Philippine National Police (PNP) in Jolo, Sulu. The soldiers were on board a Montero SUV when stopped by the police at a checkpoint in Marina Street, Jolo town 2:20 pm.
The PNP said the four military men allegedly pointed guns at them which prompted a clash. Lt. Gen. Cirilito Sobejana, the commander of Western Mindanao Command, said the soldiers were on an “official mission” linked to combating terrorism.
Sobejana asked the National Bureau of Investigation (NBI) to conduct an investigation on the incident because the cops and the military have different versions of the incident. “Dahil sa may iba’t ibang bersyon, nag-request po ako ng National Bureau of Investigation dito sa Region 9 na magsagawa ng kaukulang imbestigasyon… Kailangan independent o third-party para po ma-uphold natin ang impartiality,” he said.
On Tuesday, June 30, Bombo Radyo Iloilo uploaded photos of the scene on its Facebook Page. They said the soldiers who died in the clash were Maj. Marvin Indammog, Capt. Irwin Managuelod, Sgt. Eric Velasco, and Cpl. Abdal Asula.
Based on the initial investigation of Jolo Municipal Police Station, the soldiers were instructed to go to the police station for questioning. But upon arriving at JMPS, they allegedly defied the cop’s order and fled. They said the soldiers “lifted and pointed their firearms towards the PNP personnel.” WesMinCom commander Sobejana would not buy the story of the PNP.
Here are the photos:
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