40 armed men attack farmers' outpost, burn toll gate in Surigao del Sur
Bislig City (February 5) -- At least 40 heavily armed men clad in fatigue swooped down on farmers' outpost and burned toll gate in Bingcongan area, Bigaan, Surigao del Sur, police reported Friday.
The police report also said the armed men attacked without any a single shot being fired the out post of the Bislig, Barobo, Hinatuan, Lingig and Tagbina (BIBAHILITA) Farmers Association at 1 a.m. on Wednesday.
According to the report, the armed men also carted away the firearms and live ammunition of the farmers' security at gun point.
The armed men also burned the toll gate of the BIBAHILITA then fled towards unknown direction.
No one was reported hurt during the incident.
Identities and motive of the perpetrators is still not known.
lements of Hinatuan Municipal Police Station are now conducting follow up operation. Chief Supt. Lino D. Calingasan, regional director of Police Regional Office 13, ordered massive manhunt against the suspects. (muc/PIA-Caraga) [top]