Young Moro leader in Zambo Sibugay killed

Authorities identified the victim as Sahiron Banggot, 22, a fourth year high school student of Bacalan National High School.   

LKM is a member-organization of the Cotabato City-based Suara Bangsamoro party-list.

Banggot was also information officer of the group in Zamboanga Sibugay province.

Reports said that Banggot and his friend, Joel Enriquez, 22, were on their way to the plantation of Tambanan Agrarian Reform Beneficiary Multi-Purpose Cooperative (TARBEMCO) when fired at by the guard assigned at the area.  

Banggot sustained seven gunshot wounds on his back, reports said.

Enriquez was spared but was beaten by the guard.  He was also placed in an  abandoned room inside a building in the plantation when he sought an explanation from the guard why he killed Banggot.
          
Parents of Banggot knew of his death only the next day.

The LKM chapter in Zamboanga Sibugay has condemned the killing and urged
authorities to continue their manhunt and place the suspect behind bars.  “We want justice for his death,” the LKM said in a press statement. (MindaNews)

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