Policemen shot dead four Army troopers in Jolo, Sulu Monday, June 29.
According to Western Mindanao Command commander Lt. Gen. Cirilito Sobejana, the fatalities came from the 11th Infantry Division with the ranks of major, captain, sergeant, and corporal.
The soldiers were boarding a private vehicle in front of Jolo Central Fire Station in Barangay Walled City, Jolo, Sulu at 2:26 p.m. when the incident happened.
“We are yet to establish the motive of the police,” Sobejana said.
He said his office requested the National Bureau of Investigation (NBI) to investigate “to ensure impartiality.”
“We don’t want any escalation of hostilities out of the incident. Our interest is to know the facts and give justice,” the official said.
“We appeal to the public not to sensationalize the incident through the social media or any other means. We will wait for the investigation to be completed,” Sobejana added. #