APPREHENDED CPP-NPA MEMBERS. The 20th Infantry Battalion, while conducting combat patrol at Barangay Henogawe, Gamay, Northern Samar on November 17, 2019, apprehended two persons carrying improvised explosive device and a caliber 45 pistol with one magazine loaded with six rounds of ammunition.
Baldoza was identified by the operating troops as he surfaced on August 3, 2017 and surrendered his M14 rifle. However, he returned to the NPA in October of same year.
He admitted that he was carrying the said IED upon orders of communist terrorist leader (CTL) Rosalinda Esponilla @Meagan to be emplaced along the route intended for the government troops who are operating in the area.
The troops identified the suspects as Agosto Baldoza @Allan and Ricky Capoquian, both residents of said barangay have standing warrant of arrest and were identified to have participated in the 2004 attacked of Gamay Municipal Police Station.
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