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Persons of interest in Lanao del Sur Gov. Adiong ambush identified —PNP

Some persons of interest have been identified in the ambush on the convoy of Lanao del Sur Governor Mamintal Alonto Adiong Jr. on Friday, the Philippine National Police (PNP) said Monday.

“May mga tinututukan na na mga persons of interest 'yung Police Regional Office [Bangsamoro Autonomous Region in Muslim Mindanao] diyan,” PNP spokesperson Police Colonel Jean Fajardo told GMA News’ Unang Balita.

(The Police Regional Office BARMM is focusing on some persons of interest.)

She added that the police are now gathering and completing the statements of surviving victims.

Adiong did not receive any threat, the PNP spokesperson said.

“Pero tinitignan pa rin po natin (kung) ito po ba ay may kinalaman sa kanyang trabaho sa politika o personal (We are still checking if the attack has something to do with political or personal matters),” Fajardo said.

On Friday afternoon, unidentified gunmen ambushed the convoy of Adiong in Kalilangan, Bukidnon and killed four of his companions.

They were identified as Police Staff Sergeant Mohammad Jurai Mipanga Adiong, 40; Police Corporal Johanie Lawi Sumandar, 39; Police Corporal Jalil Ampuan Cosain, 40, and a driver identified only as Kobi.

Adiong and his staff Ali Macapado Tabao was also hurt in the attack. —KG, GMA Integrated News