New People’s Army on November 30, 151st birth anniversary of the Father of Philippine Revolution Andres Bonifacio, attacked an ambulance with fourteen passengers. Four of the civilian passengers died while 6 six adults and 1 child were wounded.
The ambulance was transporting civilians from a church activity at Wayside Bible Baptist Church at Sitio Latay, Barangay Marfil, Rosario, Agusan del Sur that day.
The ambush was perpetrated by Guerilla Front 14 of NPA operating in Agusan and Surigao del sur.
“This is clear evidence that NPAs are more than just criminals but a terrorist group,” 4th Infantry Division Commander MGen Oscar T Lactao said. “These people came from a thanks giving mass and were probably praying for peace in their community but these Godless NPAs attacked them.”
“I urge the PNP, the Commission on Human Rights, and the Church to investigate on this terroristic attack,” Lactao added.