A band of communist New People’s Army rebels in Agusan del Norte seized the firearms of security guards manning a popular beach resort late Wednesday afternoon.
Omar Ibarra, NPA spokesperson in Agusan del Norte and Agusan del Sur, said the attack at the Amontay Beach Resort in Barangay Amontay in Nasipit town happened around 5:57 p.m.
The rebels seized one baby Armalite rifle, a .38 revolver, a .22 pistol and three handheld radios of the four guards on duty.
No one was reported harmed in the incident.
According to the guards’ statement to the police, the rebels introduced themselves as members of the Guerrilla Front 4A under the North Central Mindanao Region Committee before fleeing.
Police and military officials said pursuit operations continued to track down the rebel group. By CLC