Lanao mayor survives ambush; 4 others die

  • Written by Zaida delos Reyes-Palanca
  • Published in Nation
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A munIcIpal mayor in Lanao del Norte cheated death but four of his companions were killed in an ambush yesterday morning in Barangay Cabagadan, Pantao Ragat.

Police said Pantao Ragat Mayor Lacson Lantud was unharmed while those who died on the spot were barangay captain Kalic Disamburun, and a certain Aka Taparas.

Those who were rushed to the hospital were a certain PO1 Macalaba, PO1 Mangonte, Casanuding Hasim, barangay captain Parmon Macarimbang and Acmad Magumnang.

Local police said Mayor Lantud and his companions were in a Toyota Pick-up Hi-Lux when they were ambush by unidentified armed men.