One police officer was killed while three others were wounded after they were ambushed by suspected NPA rebels at around 6:40am, today, January 29, 2020 along Km 26 in Brgy. Tikalaan, Talakag, Bukidnon while acting as lead escort of a convoy carrying Police BGen. Joselito F. Salido, Deputy Director of Directorate for Integrated Police Operations in Eastern Mindanao (DIPO-EM).
Based on info gathered, killed in police operation was Police Corporal Roel Sumaylo while the wounded police officers include Police Capt. Ramil Q. Gighe, Police MSgt. Giovanni Malinab and Police Corporal Jerwin Genilla. They were brought to the nearest hospital. Police BGen. Salido and the rest of the convoy escaped unhurt and are now reportedly safe.
Meanwhile, the highway from Talakag going towards Bukidnon’s southern municipalities is currently closed to traffic as responding troops conduct manhunt operation against the perpetrators.
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