Two riding-in-tandem hitmen were shot dead by their would-be victim on Tuesday in the municipality of Datu Odin Sinsuat, Maguindanao.
Datu Odin Sinsuat police chief LtCol. Rommel dela Vega identified the suspects as Abdul Ambel Mama, a resident of Datu Odin Sinsuat and Montano Silongan Usma, a resident of Talitay, also in Maguindanao.
According to the police report, the suspects onboard a motorcycle approached a Toyota Fortuner and fired shots using their caliber.45 pistols.
However, the victim inside the sports utility vehicle returned fire against the suspects.
One of the suspects died on the spot while the other was declared dead on arrival by an attending physician in a hospital.
Dela Vega identified the target of the assassination as Daud Kadon, a professor of Mindanao State University-Maguindanao campus. He sustained gunshot wounds and was rushed to a hospital in Cotabato City.
Dela Vega said investigation by the Datu Odin Sinsuat police is ongoing.Internet Explorer Channel Network