Bancasi, Butuan City – The CPP-NPA Terrorists (CNTs) murdered another unarmed CAFGU Active Auxiliary (CAA) in front of his family in Sitio Lamesa, Carromata, San Miguel, Surigao del Sur violating their self-imposed Unilateral Ceasefire at about 6PM, April 14, 2020.
The victim identified as Wilson Behing, a CAA member rendering duty at Bitaugan Patrol Base, Brgy Bitaugan, SMSDS, was summarily executed by five (5) CNTs led by Arnel C Banguis (@ DINDO) of Sentro De Gravidad (SDG) 21, North Eastern Mindanao Regional Committee (NEMRC) shooting him in the different parts of his body while the former was clearing his farm near his residence.
Brigadier General Maurito L Licudine, the Commander of the 402nd Brigade, has decried anew the NPA’s insincerity and fake ceasefire declaration as they continue to perpetrate atrocities while their unilateral ceasefire is still in effect at the height of COVID19 pandemic.
Brigadier General Licudine said, “Late CAA Behing was mercilessly killed in front of his own children. He suffered gunshot wounds on his face and different parts of his body including hack wounds which led to his untimely death. This gruesome death is a work of evil, a gross violation of their unilateral ceasefire, the international humanitarian law and the human rights of CAA Behing”.
It can be recalled that the CNTs also murdered two (2) IP members of San Miguel town last March 19, 2020 at Sitio Inadan, Brgy Magroyong, SDS. The CNTs even arrogantly fabricated lies and accusations to justify the said atrocity after admitting the senseless killing in at least two (2) live radio interviews. Then again, on March 31, 2020, the CNTs killed Nora Apique, a farmer-leader, in Brgy Patong, SDS. She had been prominently helping the farmers in Surigao del Sur avail of the government programs to improve their production and well-being.
The CNTs have been continuously deceiving the people by propagating lies to agitate and gain new recruits while instigating terror activities such as murder, abduction, arson and the like as their modus to influence and force the support of the people. They have transformed into notorious bandits with the end view of amassing wealth through extortion and intimidation forgetting the ideals they have been fighting for.
“These wanton killings by the NPA must be stopped. We must join hands in condemning these atrocious acts of the CNTs in the strongest terms and renounce their presence in our communities. They are bandits and murderers who only live for themselves and their caprices unmindful of the stigma and impact of their deeds to the lives of the Surigaonons. They are the true viruses in our communities.”, BGen Licudine added.
Meanwhile, the 36IB troopers under the operational control of the 402nd Brigade together with the BLGU Carromata and Datu Rico Maca retrieved the cadaver on the morning of April 15, 2020 and immediately brought it to San Miguel MPS for post mortem examination.
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