2 dead in Iligan ambush on 3rd day of poll gun ban

Roxanne Arevalo, ABS-CBN News

Posted at Apr 17 2018 05:40 PM

ILIGAN CITY – Two people were killed in an ambush here on Monday, the third day of a nationwide gun ban for next month's barangay and Sangguniang Kabataan elections.

Richie Luna and Najob Mapandi were driving their car in a remote area when unidentified assailants on board a motorcycle fired at them.

Luna, who was seated on the passenger side, died instantly while Mapandi, who was driving, crashed the car into a parked truck. 

Mapandi was rushed to the hospital but was later declared dead.

Luna’s cousin said Mapandi’s alleged unsettled debt could be the motive for the attack.

Authorities, however, are looking into Luna’s alleged involvement in drug trade.