PNP Chief Ronald dela Rosa believes that the Maute terror group wants him dead because of his job.
“This Maute group is being fed by drug money then maybe they are hurt by the drug war. That’s my own opinion only,” he said.
This was after the PNP chief discovered an assassination plot against him following the arrest of a suspected member of the Maute group identified as Eyemen Alonte.
The information allegedly came from the one of the suspects involved in a carnapping who managed to survive, and the one authorities interrogated.
The foiled assassination happened on January 25 in Marawi City when he was the guest speaker at an event in his alma mater, the Mindanao State University (MSU).
Dela Rosa claims the group had planned to shoot him down or bomb his car. He said an IED was recovered inside the MSU campus the following day.
“There was one who was supposed to shoot me. That operation was supervised by one of the Maute groups who was there at the venue where I was supposed to go,” Said Dela Rosa.
He is thankful that the assassination plot failed and stresses that the incident will not stop him from fighting illegal drugs and terrorists.
“I am not afraid to die. Anytime I can die anytime. This is just work. They cannot deter me from doing my job,” he added. “I know the lord won’t leave me. God is always with me wherever I go.” — Grace Casin | UNTV News and Rescue
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