TAGUM CITY—The family of Datu Vicente S. Amboy, the vice- tribal chief of Barangay Sua-on in Kapalong town, who was gunned down by four unidentified gunmen is blaming the New People’s Army for the killing, a police official said.
“It was confirmed by the family through the revelation of his wife, Mrs. Lilibeth Amboy that it was the group of NPA who killed Datu Vicente Amboy,” Police Chief Inspector Michael Seguido said in an interview with DavaoToday on Friday, February 26.
Seguido said that Amboy was killed by unidentified gunmen on Tuesday afternoon in his farm at Purok 13, Barangay Sua-on, Kapalong in Davao del Norte.
Amboy was shot in the head and several parts of his body using a long and short fire arms, killing him instantly, said Seguido.During the investigation, a relative of the victim turned over one bullet of caliber.45 pistol and one spent bullet of a caliber 7.62mm , according to Sequido. “The evidence will be submitted for ballistic exam.”
Seguido said that the assailants, while about to shoot the victim, reportedly called Amboy as “sagbot ka sa katilingban” ()
He alleged that Amboy, 56, currently the Purok Leader Purok 4 in Barangay Sua-on, was formerly linked with the communist movement in Davao del Norte.