COTABATO CITY: The police has launched a manhunt for two gunmen on a motorbike who shot dead a school head teacher in Pikit town, North Cotabato province on Thursday.
Capt. Mautin Pangandigan, Pikit town police chief, identified the slain school official as Abdullah Mamasaunda Hussain, a headteacher of the Dagadas Elementary School in Barangay Fort Pikit.
“The victim was walking home from the town’s public market to prepare for his lunch when unidentified gunmen on a motorbike opened fire at 10:45 a.m,” Pangandigan said in a report.
Hussain, 43, succumbed to multiple gunshot wounds in the head and body.
Recovered from the crime scene were empty shells for .45-caliber pistols, police said.
Pangandigan said the initial investigation showed that the victim has been receiving threats from unidentified men for a still unknown reason.
North Cotabato Police director, Lt. Col. Henry Villar, said a “massive manhunt” for the perpetrators had been ordered.
Pikit Mayor Sumulong Sultan condemned the broad-daylight attack against Hussain and directed the local police to dig deeper into the case.