Illegal Recruiters Suspected in Tragic End of 7 in Sapad, Lanao del Norte

Illegal Recruiters Suspected
Illegal Recruiters Suspected

In a chilling incident, seven family members were discovered buried in a shallow grave in Sapad, Lanao del Norte, with illegal recruiters suspected to be the culprits behind this heinous act. The victims, Joselito Gaviola, his wife Marly, and five individuals all surnamed Lenara – Elvie, Jomar, Jopay, and two named Epifanio – were reportedly lured for job opportunities in Cagayan de Oro and Cebu City.

According to family members, each victim had paid an initial placement fee of P7,000. They were last seen being picked up by the recruiters in Pagadian City on Friday. Maj. Alibsar Daraba, the Sapad police chief, speculate that the victims might have taken outside Lanao del Norte. Then brought to Barangay Karkum. It is where they subsequently shot.

Originally from Margosatubig, Zamboanga del Sur, the victims’ fate has shocked the community. Adding to the grim situation, unidentified gunmen fired shots. While forensic experts were examining the site where the bodies were uncover. This forced the team to hastily evacuate the area with the victims’ remains.

The incident has raised serious concerns about the dangers of illegal recruitment and the vulnerability of individuals seeking employment. The police are now investigating the matter, attempting to shed light on the circumstances leading to this tragedy and to bring those responsible to justice.

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