CAGAYAN — A band of terrorists killed a farmer inside his residence in Barangay Isca, Gonzaga here on Wednesday.
The victim was identified as Freddie Pahicniyon, 34, a native of Banaue, Ifugao and resident of Purok 7, Barangay Isca, Gonzaga, Cagayan.
Investigators said that at about 5:15 a.m. on Wednesday, at least 10 unidentified terrorists in camouflage uniforms barged into the house of the victim and shot him several times causing his instantaneous death.
The suspects fled towards Sitio Tagcar of Brgy. Isca, Gonzaga, Cagayan.
Police Regional Office 2 (PRO2) Regional Director Police Brigadier General Crizaldo O Nieves said the murderous act of the Communist Terrorist Group is proof of their criminal nature and total disregard for the life and rights of other people.
“I urge the public to deny support to these lawless groups and to immediately report to the authorities their presence in the community to prevent them from disturbing the peace and order in the region,” he added.
Nieves assured the family of the slain farmer that they will hunt down the perpetrators and have them face the full force of the law.
He directed Cagayan Philippine National Police Provincial Director Col. Ariel N Quilang to conduct a thorough investigation and manhunt operation for the identification and immediate arrest of the perpetrators.
“They are no different from ordinary criminals. Hence, treat them as such,” Nieves said.