Friday, October 9, 2015

IEDs topple two NGCP towers in Cotabato

From GMA News (Oct 10): IEDs topple two NGCP towers in Cotabato

Some two National Grid Corporation of the Philippines (NGCP) steel towers in Pikit, Cotabato were toppled by improvised explosive devices (IED’s) Friday night.

Pikit's chief of police Senior Inspector Sindato Karim said that two explosions were heard in Barangay Batolawan at around 11:45 p.m.

When investigators arrived in the area, they found NGCP towers 44 and 45 totally collapsed.

The destruction caused wide power interruptions in Pikit and other towns in Cotabato's first district.

“We are still conducting investigation on motives and identity of the suspects,” Karim said.

1 comment:

  1. Back in the bad old days this sort of activity was usually associated with the MILF's Special Operations Group. However, this current activity may be part of an effort by the Bangsamoro Islamic Freedom Movement (BIFM) to demonstrate that it is alive and well and able to carryout hit and run-type operations.

    Another possibility is that a renegade group may be attempting to extort money from the National Grid Corporation of the Philippines (NGCP) by demonstrating its ability to wreak havoc with the power grid.


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