Masiu mayor survives ambush; police escort, two civilians wounded

Published November 11, 2019, 5:34 PM

by Martin Sadongdong & Antonio Colina

By Bonita Ermac 

ILIGAN CITY – Mayor Nasser Pangandaman of Masiu, Lanao del Sur escaped an ambush try Sunday morning but his police escort and two civilians were wounded.

Initial investigation showed that Mayor Pangandaman was on his way to Masiu from Marawi City to preside over the Municipal Peace and Order Council meeting when his convoy was ambushed by unidentified armed men in Barangay Gata, Buadipuso Buntong also in Lanao del Sur.

Police Colonel Madzgani Mukaram, Lanao Del Sur Provincial director said the mayor’s police escort Police Corporal Jabbar R. Pangandaman was hit in the abdomen while two civilians aboard the convoy-vehicle — Jamal Gabriel Pangandaman and Casanoding Mangandog sustained a gone shot wound in his right knee and buttocks, respectively.

They were brought immediately to the Amai-Pakpak Medical Center for treatment. The three were declared in stable condition by the attending physician.