Hunt on for killers of NoCot school head

Google map of Pikit town, North Cotabato.

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.

 (Edwin Fernandez/PNA/SRNY/RSP)

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