Cops in tears af­ter an­other bloody ops

`We don’t know .. there’s a baby and preg­nant woman around’

Sun.Star Cagayan de Oro - - Front Page - By Al­wen Salir­ing

Ahigh rank­ing of­fi­cial who is fa­mil­iar with the po­lice op­er­a­tion that killed a fam­ily of three in Tu­bod town last Mon­day dawn, Sept. 11 said the op­er­a­tives were not aware that a preg­nant woman and a 5-month old baby were in­side the house dur­ing the shootout.

The of­fi­cial said the eight­mem­ber team from SWAT (Spe­cial Weapons and Tac­tics) re­ported al­most in tears that the 3-month old preg­nant woman iden­ti­fied as Vir­ginia Delibo and her 5-month-old baby were among those killed in the op­er­a­tion at Purok 6, Tagu­ranao vil­lage in Tu­bod, Lanao del Norte.

The op­er­a­tives also killed the tar­get, Bevino Laride, who had stand­ing ar­rest war­rant for at­tempted mur­der, af­ter the sus­pect al­legedly fought back when the au­thor­i­ties ar­rived.

The of­fi­cial said based on their in­tel­li­gence re­port, the fam­ily is liv­ing at Purok 2 and the house in Purok 6 served as hide­out of the sus­pects.

“Nakahi­lak tawon ang tropa af­ter sa op­er­a­tion kay wala sila ka­balo nga naa didto ang babaye ug ang bata ug wala nila matuyo and hitabo kay ang pag­tuo ang balay nila naa sa Purok 2,”the of­fi­cial said.

“Ako pam­ilyado ko and kasagara sa tropa duna pud gag­mayng anak, imong madung­gan ang mga po­lice gakurog tawon nga kahi­lakon kay wala matuyo ang hitabo kay pag­tuk­tok sa pul­ta­han, pusil man ang gi­tubag sa sus­pect sa tropa,” he added.

The of­fi­cial em­pha­sized that op­er­a­tives raided two houses, the other one be­longs to the sus­pect’s brother, Jonel who is co-ac­cused of the same crime.

But, he said Jonel was not home dur­ing the op­er­a­tion, though a cer­tain male in­di­vid­ual they caught in­side


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