A government troop from 63rd Division Reconnaissance Company (DRC) was shot in Barangay Pura, Datu Blah Sinsuat (DBS) , Maguindanao this noontime (February 8, 2020).
The soldier was shot at his back while conducting road security for the town’s Grand ‘Kanduli’ activity hosted by the local government of DBS.
He was immediately brought to Datu Blah Sinsuat District Hospital of Upi but was declared dead on arrival by the attending physician
The slain soldier was identified as Cpl Jobert Saga, 33 years old, resident of Brgy Lawili, Aleosan, North Cotabato.
“I am extending my deepest condolences to the family left by our slain soldier, who died while doing his mandated task of securing the community from any threats,” said Joint Task Force Central Commander Maj. Gen. Diosdado C. Carreon.
The troops of 6th Infantry Battalion, are currently conducting pursuit operation against the perpetrators of the crime.