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PNPand Rido triggers Maguindanao ambush

Local News • 15:00 PM Tue Oct 27, 2015
Edwin O. Fernandez/DXMS Radyo Bida
The bullet riddled Toyota Innova (conduction sticker -YS3539) in Barangay Dulangan, Datu Odin Sinsuat in Maguindanao after it was ambushed by gunmen Monday, October 26, 2015. (photo by Wilnard Bacelonia)

CITY – Police authorities in Datu Odin Sinsuat, Maguindanao said a long
standing family feud, more known as rido,” was the possible motive in an ambush
in Barangay Dulangan Monday afternoon that left five family members killed,
including a 4-year- old girl.

The relatives
who claimed the victims’ remains told police it was triggered by a rido,” Chief
Inspector Lindsy Sinsuat, town police chief of Datu Odin Sinsuat, told DXMS Radyo

identified the fatalities as Hajda Bai Lilang Ayunan, 50, Pinky Rose Ayunan,
28, a 4-year-old baby girl, Baby Boy Pasawilan, 28, all residents of Barangay
Kalanganan Mother, Cotabato City and Kago Kasan, 30, driver of Matanog,

Two other
relatives, a male and a female, were wounded in the 4:30 p.m. ambush.

All the seven
victims were on board a brand new red Toyota Innova (YS3539) from Gen. Santos
City and heading back to Cotabato City when the suspects, on board a pick-up
vehicle, overtook the Innova and opened fire using M-16 Armalite rifle and cal.
45 pistol.

recovered empty shells for cal. 45 pistol and Armalite rifle at the crime

witnesses, Sinsuat said the suspects were allegedly tailing the Innova from
Barangay Dalican, DOS until it reached Barangay Dulangan.

In its flash
report at past 5 p.m. Monday, DXMS Radyo Bida said all the five fatalities were
killed on the spot.

Passersby rushed
the two wounded persons to the hospital.

reports said the vehicle was driven by a woman but Sinsuat said the driver was a
man identified as Kago Kasan, Ayunan’s relative.

Witnesses also
said that after the first gun bursts, the suspects alighted from the vehicle
and fired more shots.

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