Maguindanao massacre witness injured in South Cotabato ambush

A key witness in the Maguindanao massacre trial was hurt in an ambush in South Cotabato this morning, Wednesday.

Lawyer Nena Santos, lawyer of some of the families of massacre victims, disclosed Sangki was with a driver and security detail when armed men attacked them in Tantangan town.

“Sangki did not sustain gunshot wounds but was injured due to the impact of the vehicle against two cottages (along the road). The driver is “50/50 and prognosis is bad,” she said.

They are now in a hospital in Koronadal City, Santos continued.

The ambush took place as Sangki and his companions were en route to Cotabato Airport from Tacurong City.

In December 2019, eight members of the Ampatuan clan were found guilty and sentenced to a maximum of 40 years in prison for the murder of 57 people in Maguindanao in 2009.

Among those convicted were Datu Andal “Unsay” Ampatuan, Jr., Zaldy Ampatuan, and Datu Anwar, Sr. – sons of the late former Maguindanao governor Andal Ampatuan, Sr. who prosecution witnesses said masterminded the crime.

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