Camp General Vicente Lukban, Catbalogan, Samar – Salvador Nordan aka Ka Badok was killed during the joint AFP-PNP operation in Brgy Guba, Catarman, Northern Samar this morning, March 6, 2020.
The joint operation of 803rd Infantry Brigade and Northern Samar Provincial Police Office was conducted to arrest the notorious and extortionist NPA leader identified as Salvador Nordan, the Vice CO of Sub-Regional Operation Command (SROC) of SRC Emporium. Taken from his possession during the said operation was one (1) caliber 45 pistol which he attempted to use against the apprehending officers.
The authorities accounted at least nine (9) Warrant of Arrests issued to apprehend Nordan by Catarman Regional Trial Court Branch 19 and Allen Regional Trial Court Branch 23 for multiple and frustrated murders, robberies and homicides.
Ka Badok, as he is known by the common Nortehanon, was the mastermind of the different atrocities perpetrated by the New People’s Army in Northern Samar particularly in the 1st District where he operates. Just recently, civilians reported to the authorities when Nordan and his companions indiscriminately fired against innocent civilians of Brgy Malvar, Catarman, Northern Samar.
“We are thankful for the trust and confidence of the communities for the information to locate the safe houses of Salvador Nordan in Brgy Malvar, Brgy Salvacion, Guba, and San Julian, all of Catarman, Northern Samar. This only shows that they were already tired of the terroristic activities these NPAs have caused not only to the military but also to the helpless civilians,” Col Zosimo A Oliveros, the commander of 803rd Infantry Brigade, said.
Brgy Guba and the other neighboring barangays (Brgy Salvacion, Brgy Malvar, and San Julian) explicitly expressed their frustration against the CPP-NPA-NDF as they issued the Barangay Resolutions denouncing the said terrorist group as Persona-Non-Grata in the area.
“Again, this incident could have been avoided if only these Communist-NPA Terrorist members heed to the call of the government to peacefully return to the folds of the law and avail the Enhanced-Comprehensive Local Integration Program (E-CLIP). Your Army here in Northern Samar will not rest until this terrorist realized the futility of their false revolution that has been dragging the economic progress of the province. It is a reminder also that the hands of the law will reach them, no matter where they are hiding,” Col Oliveros added.
The cadaver of said NPA leader will be turned-over to the Local Government Unit of Catarman, Northern Samar for proper burial and other assistance.