Ex-barangay captain found beheaded in Basilan

MANILA, Philippines – The body of a former barangay captain from Sumisip, Basilan was found beheaded on Sunday morning, October 22, according to police.

Based on the police's initial investigation, 58-year-old Hadji Najir Bohong left his home in Barangay Tumahubong on Saturday morning, October 21, to cut wood at a farmland in Barangay Mahatalang.

Bohong used to be the barangay captain of Mahatalang. His relatives later found his decapitated body at around 11 am on Sunday, also in the same barangay.

The Sumisip Municipal Police Station and the Armed Forces of the Philippines (AFP) are still "determining the circumstances of the incident," police said.

The victim's decapitated head has yet to be found. – Rappler.com