CAMP ELIAS ANGELES, Pili,Camarines Sur – A policeman was shot and seriously wounded in a daylight ambush staged by motorcycle-riding gunmen today.
Onlookers who witnessed the shooting claimed that two gunmen were riding a motorcycle bearing license plate number SJ-1650 blocked the motorcycle of P02 Sonny Nopia along the busy street of Panganiban Drive in Naga City at around 8:00am.
Nopia was grimacing in pain due to three gunshots to his abdomen when he was rushed to the hospital a few hundred meters away from the crime scene. Attending doctors said that the victim is in “serious condition”.
Police and military checkpoints around Camarines Sur were immediately placed on high-alert due to the recent gun attack on government forces.
The Special Partisan Unit (SPARU) members of the CPP-NPA-NDF are the main suspects in this attack. The cooperation of the civilians in the upland villages around the Bicol Region has resulted to the arrest and surrender of many NPA bandit members.
The latest NPA bandit who was collared by government forces was a certain Benhur Berano, a member of the NPA’s Front Committee 75. He was arrested in his house in Panoypoyan village in Bula town yesterday, October 4, 2010.