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Tribal chieftain shot dead in Agusan del Norte

A tribal chieftain was shot dead by motorcycle-riding gunmen in Cabadbaran City, Agusan del Norte Tuesday, police said.

Chief Insp. Glenn Sampaga, chief of Cabadbaran police, identified the victim as Rustico Purogoy, chieftain of Manobo tribe in Barangay Pangaylan, Santiago, Agusan del Norte .

Investigations revealed that Purogoy was on his way to work on a motorcycle around 7:00 a.m. Upon reaching Purok 3, Barangay Comagascas, Purogoy was shot several times by three male suspects on board a separate motorcycle, resulting to his instantaneous death, Sampaga said.

“The victim died on the spot, ” Sampaga told a local radio. Investigation was on going to know the motive for the killing and find the suspects, Sampaga said. By CLC

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