CAMP GERONA, MURCIA, Negros Occidental- One (1) NPA terrorist leader was killed in a clash with elements of the 94th Infantry Battalion, 3ID, Philippine Army in the vicinity of Sitio Medel, Brgy. Carabalan, Himamaylan City, Negros Occidental at around 5:25 P.M. yesterday October 10, 2022.
Troops of the 94th Infantry Battalion while conducting hot pursuit operations in the area of Brgy Carabalan following a series of clashes since October 06, 2022, encountered anew against more or less ten (10) NPA terrorists. This is the 5th encounter recorded since last week involving Army troopers and NPA terrorists in Brgy Carabalan. The firefight lasted for Ten (10) minutes leaving behind one (1) dead NPA Terrorist while his other companions scampered in different directions.
The body of the unidentified dead NPA Terrorist was brought to Himamaylan City PNP for investigation and proper disposition and later identified as Romeo V Nanta @ Juanito Magbanua/Juaning/Jack. He is currently the CO of the Regional Operational Command of the Komiteng Rehiyon – Negros and the spokesperson of the Apolinario Gatmaitan Command.