Authorities added more checkpoints and deployed more cops in the town of Pantar and nearby areas in Lanao del Norte.
This is following the reported ambush last Saturday in the area that wounded four cops.
But the chief of Pantar Police said the incident was not an ambush.
Pantar PNP Chief of Police Insp. Mohammed Doro said, “There was a shooting incident but there’s no ambush.”
Authorities are still determining the motive and the personalities behind the shooting incident,
The Pantar Police assured that the area remains safe despite the ongoing clashes in the nearby Marawi City.
Authorities also call on the public to immediately report to them any suspicious individuals or activities in their area.
“Let’s help each other. We should not let our province experience what happened to Marawi City,” Baloi, Lanao del Norte acting police chief, Police Inspector Alibsar Daraba said. – Joan Nano | UNTV News and Rescue