Two students killed in Marawi’s only state university campus
Brig. Gen. Eden Ugale, director of the Police Regional Office-Bangsamoro Autonomous Region, said Tuesday he has directed the Marawi City police to immediately identify the killers of college students Omar Zinal and Hamzah Rauf.
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Investigators are still clueless on the murder of two students inside the supposedly secured campus of the Mindanao State University (MSU) in Marawi City at about dusk Sunday.
Brig. Gen. Eden Ugale, director of the Police Regional Office-Bangsamoro Autonomous Region (BARMM), said Tuesday he has directed the Marawi City police to immediately identify the killers of college students Omar Zinal and Hamzah Rauf.
Report said the suspect casually approached the duo while at a pathway near the graduate school building of the state-run university and repeatedly shot them with a pistol, killing them both on the spot.
Lanao del Sur Gov. Mamintal Adiong, Jr. and Marawi City Mayor Majul Gandamra have condemned the atrocity in separate statements Monday.
Marawi City is the capital of Lanao del Sur, a component-province of BARMM).
“The Marawi City police office had also been directed to tap the help of school officials in identifying the culprits,” Ugale said.
Talks have been spreading around purporting that only one of the two victims could be the target of the attack.
Local police probers are still trying to connect with potential witnesses to the murder of Zinal and Rauf, who are both residents of Taraka and Baloi towns, respectively. (John Felix Unson)