‘Crazy’ NPA amazon nabbed in Cagayan

Published March 25, 2021, 2:54 PM

by Liezle Basa Iñigo

ALLACAPAN, Cagayan – Police arrested a New People’s Army (NPA) amazon who pretended to be mentally ill to be able to pass a checkpoint here Wednesday.

Police Lt. Col. Andree Abella, spokesperson of the Police Regional Office 2 (PRO 2), identified the arrested NPA as alias “Gian,” of Barsat West, Baggao, this province.

Gian was identified through the help a former NPA guerilla who said Gian  was with the movement operating in the mountains of Flora, Apayao 16 years ago.

The former NPA rebel also said that Gian taught illiterate NPA rebels in March 2005 in Flora.

Gian is already in the custody of the police here and is undergoing thorough interrogation.

PRO 2 chief Police Brig. Gen. Crizaldo Nieves called on the public, especially law enforcement, to be alert for communist rebels like Gian who pretend to be someone to be able to gather information against the government.