1 dead, 3 hurt in Lanao gun attack

January 23, 2020

ONE man was killed while three others were wounded in a gun attack in Pantao Ragat, Lanao del Norte on Wednesday night, a Police Regional Office 10 report said yesterday.

Lanao del Norte Police Provincial Office director, Colonel Rene Solidarios, identified the slain victim as Farouk Macarimbang while wounded were Asliah Limgas, 52, Ashgime Limgas, 22, and Nor Aliah Barat, 24.

Macarimbang died on the spot due to gunshot wounds in the body while the three others were taken to the Sanitarium Hospital in Iligan City for treatment shortly after the 8:26 p.m. Wednesday shooting incident in Barangay West Poblacion.

An investigation showed that still unidentified gunmen first shot to death Macarimbang before firing shots at the house of Maimona Rinibatan hitting the three other victims several times in their bodies.

Heavily-armed policemen on board four commando tanks secured the area and rushed the wounded victims to the hospital. A family feud or ‘rido’ is believed to have triggered the attack, said Solidarios in a report to PRO10 director, Brigadier General Rolando B. Anduyan.