The Governor of Caqueta Arnulfo Gasca Trujillo, delivered statements on the attack against his work team called ‘Caravan of Peace’. The events were recorded around 5 pm this Saturday, January 29, on the La Holanda sector, between Miramar and Unión Peneya, corregimiento of the municipality of La Montañita (Caquetá), in which 40 cars and 30 motorcycles were mobilized from the security scheme and work of the agent.
In context: Caravan of the Governor of Caquetá attacked
This afternoon the caravan of the Governor of Caquetá was cowardly attacked, @GascaArnulfo, in a fact that we condemn. As a result of this terrorist attack, two members of our #Public force they were killed; all our solidarity with their families
– Ivan Duke ?? (@IvanDuque) January 30, 2022
Apparently, the bomb cylinder would have exploded about 100 meters from where the dome was located. At the time of evacuation of the president via air, at the scene of the events, the transfer of ten secretaries of the Interior was achieved; however, the rest of the work team had to stay, for now they are unharmed. According to the first reports, the attack could have been more serious.
“I thank the Army for their reaction. I have homeland pain, because they end the hope of a people who for many years have been waiting for a leader to invest in the regions, because they put an end to the illusion of a ruler who has been doing things well and that has worked hand in hand with the community. It makes me sad that two policemen have been murdered.”, indicated the president.
Likewise, the governor expressed his solidarity with the relatives of the patrolmen killed after the attack, identified as William Adolfo Echeverría Velazco and Miguel Ángel Bernal Espitia.
“The heroes who die because of their work and who are mourned today by their relatives, Today I want to tell your relatives that I am accompanying you. We were on an institutional visit, and with this act they tarnished the tranquility with that encouragement to work for our peasants”, Gasca assured.
For now, the governor left the premises of the Twelfth Brigade and went to the Government of Caquetá, to advance the extraordinary security council with the authorities.