Pinayuhan kahapon ng Malacañang ang publiko na iwasan ang maglabas ng anumang kuru-kuro kaugnay ng pambobomba sa isang checkpoint sa Lamitan City, Basilan, na ikinasawi ng 11 katao, kamakailan.
Ito ang reaksiyon ni Presidential Spokesperson Harry Roque matapos akuin umano ng Islamic State ang pambobomba, na kaagad namang pinasinungalingan ng militar.
Ayon sa militar, mas nanaisin nitong gamitin ang mga hawak nilang impormasyon at hindi na muna sila magsasabi ng anumang kumpirmasyon.
“I would not jump to any conclusions. So far we know there has been a local cleric who has been ordered arrested. We know that it exploded in a vehicle and that it killed both passengers and those manning the checkpoint,” aniya.
“I still have to get a final investigation report from law enforcement agencies. We are still not—verifying that this was an ISIS attack. Authorities are still verifying,” dagdag ni Roque.
Madali lang, aniya, na akuin ng ISIS ang insidente kasabay ng payo sa publiko na bigyan ng pagkakataon ang mga kinauukulan na mag-imbestiga sa usapin.
“It’s very easy to claim foreign attack but we’re not concluding anything yet because investigation has just started. I think authorities deserve praise for their early action leading to the arrest of one personality who may be involved in the bombing.
So for now I ask the public to cease and desist from making speculations and lets await for the final investigation report from law enforcement agencies,” dagdag ni Roque.
-Argyll Cyrus B. Geducos