The victims, identified as 42-year-old Police Executive Master Sergeant Sherwin Roy P. Cajutol and Patrolman Nazar A. Libot, 28, were deployed in the area for intelligence monitoring when they were waylaid by around 10 heavily armed New People’s Army (NPA) members around 6 a.m. on Tuesday.
After being hogtied, these PNP personnel were dragged to the nearby farm area where they were shot dead by the assailants,” said Public I formation Office (PIO) chief of Caraga Police Regional Office 13 (PRO 13) Maj. Dorothy M. Tumulak in an interview with Manila Bulletin.
As of press time, pursuit operations are ongoing against the NPA while all police units are on full alert and intensify intelligence monitoring against the enemies of the state.
“The body of the said police officers sustained gunshot wounds in the different parts of their body, and were hogtied by the perpetrators before killing them to death,” stressed Maj. Tumulak. “Before they fled, the NPA also looted the dead of their short firearms.”
Both victims were assigned at the Butuan City Police Office (BCPO). Cajutol left behind three children while Patrolman had two kids aged two and three years old