The vice mayor of Datu Saudi Ampatuan town in Maguindanao and a female companion were shot dead by three armed men inside their house in Barangay Madia Sunday morning.
Vice Mayor Anwar Sindatok, 46 and Sela Menandang, 58, a retired employee of the Department of Agriculture, died on the spot due to multiple gunshot wounds from M-16 rifles.
Sindatok’s murder happened a month after the killing of Mayor Samsudin Dimaukom and nine of his escorts in Makilala, Cotabato.
Authorities recovered 15 sachets of shabu from Dimaukom, who was earlier included in President Rodrigo Duterte’s list of narco-politicians.
SPO2 Patrick Dangalao said three of about seven armed men alighted from a multicab, entered the vice mayor’s house, and shot the victims.
Investigators are not discounting the possibility of “rido” or family feud as the motive behind the killing.