BASILAN PROVINCE – Two construction workers of a government project were hurt yesterday (September 2) when a bomb exploded around 8:40a.m. in Sitio Tando, Barangay Lower Benembengan, Sumisip town, this province.
Responding police officers of the Basilan Provincial Police Office (BPPO) identified the victims as Hadji Adzhar Akram and Alih Yagao Abbah, who works as construction workers of a private construction firm RR Jam Construction.
Investigation disclosed that both the victims were supervising a government road concreting project in Sitio Tando, Barangay Benembengan in Sumisip town.
The police said the victims were hit by shrapnels when a bomb exploded which caused their injury in a roadside bombing incident.
The BPPO tagged the Basilan-based Abu Sayyaf bandits headed by a certain Tawakkal Bayali responsible for the said bombing incident.
The police blamed the incident on extortion which also usually happened in other provinces in Mindanao.
As this developed, the local police and the military in the province have stepped up and strengthened security to make sure the road project will be completed as scheduled. – PNA