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Attempted Ambush Targets Misamis Occidental Governor’s Convoy; Governor Oaminal and Team Escape Unharmed

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Misamis Occidental – In a shocking incident late last night, Misamis Occidental Governor Henry Sevilla Oaminal narrowly escaped an attempted ambush on his convoy. The incident occurred around 11 pm at the National Highway in the Municipality of Clarin, as the Governor’s convoy was en route to Ozamiz City.

As the convoy approached the Suman Center, the first lead car was targeted and disabled by big explosion, while the second lead car was also hit but managed to continue until reaching the safety of the Governor’s residence.

Governor Oaminal, taking to social media shortly after the incident, reassured the Misamisnons that he and his team were safe. He expressed his gratitude to God and confirmed that no one from his team was harmed during the attack.
Local law enforcement, led by the Misamis Occidental Police, is actively investigating this alarming incident, treating it as another attempt on the Governor’s life. The Governor had recently attended a Barangay Orientation for the Municipality of Clarin, an event that was attended by various municipal and barangay officials.

The motive behind the attack remains unclear, and authorities are working diligently to gather information and apprehend those responsible. Misamis Occidental residents and officials have expressed their shock and concern over the incident, calling for a thorough investigation to ensure the safety and security of their elected leaders.
The attempted ambush has sent shockwaves through the community, prompting increased security measures and vigilance among local officials and residents. Governor Oaminal, a respected figure in Misamis Occidental, has been serving the province with dedication, making this incident all the more unsettling for the community he serves.

Authorities are urging anyone with information related to the incident to come forward, assuring the public that every effort will be made to bring the perpetrators to justice. As investigations continue, Misamis Occidental residents remain on edge, hoping for swift and decisive action to ensure their safety and the security of their elected representatives.


News and photo courtesy of Asenso Daily News

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