BANNA, Ilocos Norte, March 24– Barangay councilman Prospero Abaton and a certain Oducayen, a co-rider, were waylaid by gunmen riding in tandem in Brgy. 2, this town.
The victims, aboard a motorcycle, headed for home in Brgy. Hilario when the suspects fired at them. Both came from a cockfight derby.
Abaton was killed while his co-rider survived with gunshot wounds.