Motorcycle-riding gunmen shoot farmer

AMBUSH SITE. A policeman inspects this crime scene in Barangay Cabugao Norte, Santa Barbara, Iloilo where a farmer was fatally ambushed while driving his motorcycle yesterday morning, Sept. 11, 2019. Probers say the attack could have been sparked by a land dispute. IAN PAUL CORDERO/PN
AMBUSH SITE. A policeman inspects this crime scene in Barangay Cabugao Norte, Santa Barbara, Iloilo where a farmer was fatally ambushed while driving his motorcycle yesterday morning, Sept. 11, 2019. Probers say the attack could have been sparked by a land dispute. IAN PAUL CORDERO/PN

ILOILO City – A 72-year-old farmer was shot to death by two motorcycle-riding gunmen yesterday in Barangay Cabugao Norte, Santa Barbara, Iloilo.

Police believed land dispute sparked the killing of Jilcito Bacanto.

The shooting happened at around 8:10 a.m. It was an ambush. Bacanto was driving a motorcycle.

The victim was on his way to his farm when attacked, according to Police Major Fernand Limbungan, Santa Barbara police chief.

Days ago Bacanto reported to the police he had received death threats.

Limbungan said Bacanto gave the police names.

“The names he mentioned are now subjects of our investigation,” according to the police chief but he declined to identify them.

Bacanto told the police some persons were interested in the farm he was cultivating./PN

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