Militiaman in Lamitan attack succumbs to injuries PDF Print E-mail
Friday, 10 August 2018 12:25

by ELY DUMABOC

Gerry Inso, a militiaman who was injured in the July 31 car bomb attack in Lamitan City, died at Camp Navarro Hospital in Western Mindanao Command (WesMinCom) in Zamboanga City last Wednesday.

Inso fought for his life at the hospital’s Intensive Care (ICU) Unit for seven days before succumbing to massive injuries from the attack.

Lamitan residents expressed their utmost gratitude to Inso, who they considered a hero for stopping a car bomb intended for the Lamitan City proper.

“We the people of Lamitan can never repay you.  You have earned our undying gratitude.  We will never forget your sacrifices,”  a statement said.

The residents also expressed their condolences to Inso’s family especially to his youngest daughter, Mimay.

The late Inso was among members of the Citizens Armed Forces Geographical Unit (Cafgu) who stopped a car loaded with explosives at a military checkpoint along the boundary of  Barangays Bulanting and Colonia, Lamitan City.

A soldier and four mllitiamen were killed on the spot as they held the van which exploded while a team of Rangers from the nearby military camp arrived to inspect the vehicle.

The car was reportedly intended for the city where a parade attended by hundreds of residents is scheduled.

“Salamat sa iyo Cafgu Gerry Inso.  Maraming Salamat din sa mga kasama mong mga Muslim na nag-alay ng buhay para sa kaligtasan ng mas nakararami,” the statement ended.  (Ely Dumaboc)