NBI deputy director survives ambush by gunmen on a motorcycle

ABS-CBNNews.com reports that National Bureau of Investigation (NBI) Deputy Director Reynaldo Esmeralda was ambushed by gunmen on a motorcycle on Tuesday night (February 21). Esmeralda was on a car with his driver and his brother Nilo when they were attacked in Paco, Manila. All three were wounded from shrapnel and glass fragments.


The report quoted Department of Justice (DOJ) Secretary Leila de Lima, who spoke to Esmeralda. She said, "It happened so fast, according to him. In fact, his security attempted to fire back but weren't able to do so because the tandem (sped) away."


Esmeralda and hsi companion were brought to a hospital and are now in stable condition. The investigation is still ongoing.


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