DAVAO CITY – Davao City Mayor Sara Duterte condemned the killing of Al Barka Mayor Darussalam Saguindilan Lajid by unidentified gunmen in Zamboanga City Monday morning.
In a statement on Tuesday, Duterte, who is also Lakas-CMD chair, said
“Mayor Darussalam is a member of Lakas-CMD Party and a personal friend.”
“His untimely demise is truly tragic and heartbreaking. This cowardly act deserves our collective outrage and condemnation,” Duterte added.
Also killed in the gun attack was Lajid’s aide. Meanwhile, Akbar Mayor Alih Awal Sali was also wounded.
“With the officers and members of Lakas-CMD, my thoughts and prayers for Mayor Darussalam and his aide as we offer their families our deepest condolences. We also wish for the speedy recovery of Mayor Sali, member of the local United Bangsamoro Party but also a member of the Lakas-CMD in Basilan,” Duterte added.