DIMAPUR, Sept 30 NNN: Factional hostilities between the NSCNs one led by S.S Khaplang and the other led by Khole and Kitovi continue.
Late last night, one James who is in the rank of ‘second lieutenant’ in the S.S Khaplang group of NSCN was attacked by rival Khole/Kitovi faction of the NSCN in Kohima. On Sunday, the Khaplang faction alleged that at around 10:30 pm, James was undergoing medical treatment at A.G Colony in Kohima when he was attacked by the rival group. “Fortunately, our man escaped unhurt,” said the NSCN-K.
“The NSCN GPRN (NSCN-Khaplang) once again reiterates our commitment to maintain peace and tranquility but strongly cautions that taking our humanely gesture for weakness shall be befittingly responded with iron hand if the Khehoi cadres (Khole/Kitovi group) continue to target our cadres and officials. The call for maintaining peace and tranquility in Naga society by the various NGOs specially led by Angami Youth Origination (AYO) in the state capital has been continuously violated time and again by the so-called GPRN (Khole-Kitovi) group which has once again displayed its true colour by attacking unarmed NSCN officer in Kohima town,” stated the NSCN-K today issued by its ministry of publicity (MIP).
“It may also be noted here that on August 3 the Khehoi group (Khole/Kitovi group) killed 3 unarmed cadres of our outfit in the heart of Kohima town but we restrained our cadres from taking counter action because the NGOs under the banner of AYO had called for cessation of all hostilities and bloodshed among all Naga political groups. The leniency of the public and security forces had further encouraged them to carry on with their nefarious activities while the NSCN is patiently waiting for the people’s response towards such unwanted and ugly activities being carried out in the name of Naga national movement. But the NSCN is compelled to remind everyone that it will be compelled to initiate counter action if the people failed to take proper and befitting action against those criminals in the guise of national workers. The NSCN while committing itself for peace strongly cautions that the time has come for responding.
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