Ex-rebel turned militiaman killed by suspected NPA members in Agusan del Norte

A former rebel turned government militiaman was killed Sunday night by a group of armed men believed to be communist rebels hitmen who rouse him from sleep in a remote village in Agusan del Norte, reports said Tuesday.

Reports sent to Camp Crame by the Caraga regional police office identified the victim as Nife Lapora, 23, married and a former communist rebel who became a member of Citizen Armed Forces Geographical Unit (CAFGU).

The reports said that the shooting incident took place at around 9pm Sunday at District 9, Brgy. Camagong in Nasipit where the victim has been living since becoming CAFGU member.

Lapora reportedly took a nap on a stockpile of Falcata logs near a videoke house when a group of unknown number of armed men approach and roused the victim from sleep, the reports said.

The reports said that while in victim was having a conversion to one of the armed men, another member of the group pulled out a gun a shot Lapora twice hitting him on the chest and killing him the spot

Joint elements of the army’s 58 Infantry Battalion and Public Safety Company from Agusan del Norte’s provincial police office were dispatched in the area to chase the fleeing group of armed men.

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