Youth leaders condemn killing of SK chair in Butuan

The Sangguniang Kabataan (SK) Federation of Butuan City condemned Wednesday the killing of a colleague as they seek a speedy investigation to render justice to the family of the victim.

Nelbert Mancao Gacosta, 27, the SK chairperson of Barangay Lumbocan, was gunned down by an unidentified assailant at 9:40 p.m. Tuesday in Barangay Masao here.

“The untimely death of Mr. Gacosta reflects the horrible reality of our society where injustice and evil reign,” the SK Federation said in a statement.

The group also expressed “deep regret” for the passing of their fellow youth leader and demanded “immediate justice for Nelbert.”

A police report said the victim succumbed to five gunshot wounds in the upper right back of his body.

He was pronounced dead at around 10:07 p.m. Tuesday by an attending physician at the Agusan del Norte Provincial Hospital.

Police said they are still investigating the incident.

Source: Philippines News Agency

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