P300,000-bounty offered for killers of Maguindanao town councilor

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DATU MONTAWAL, Maguindanao (PNA) – The local government has offered a P300,000 bounty for anyone who could provide information that would help identify the killers of a municipal councilor here.

In a statement on Wednesday, Oct. 26, Mayor Otho Montawal said he hopes the reward money would help speed up the resolution of the killing of Councilor Mubarac Abubakar, 49.

Lt. Nurjhasier Sali, town police chief, said anyone who has the information may come and visit the Datu Montawal municipal police station or any police office nearby.

“We guarantee the safety of the informant. Please help us bring justice to Councilor Moby,” Sali said.

Abubakar chaired the Sangguniang Bayan committee on peace and order and security before his death on Monday, Oct. 24.

He was shot by one of two men on a motorbike while buying fish in a stall on the national highway in Barangay Pagagawan here.

“He had just alighted from his vehicle to buy food when attacked,” Sali said.

Responding police found empty shells for a .45-caliber pistol at the crime scene.

Sali said the slain official, whom he considered a personal friend, had no known enemies and was "very approachable."