KOHIMA, May 29: An undesignated camp of the hard core militant group, NSCN (IM), was busted on May 25 at village Todaijang by Security Forces. “Acting on reports regarding NSCN (IM) cadres camping in village Todaijang and carrying out illegal extortion from the innocent villagers, Security Forces launched a well coordinated operation on the night of May 24. However, seeing the troops advancing toward their camp, the cadres ﬂed leaving huge amount of arms, ammunition, uniform and other war like stores in the said camp” as informed by a Security Force personnel.
It is evident that NSCN (IM) is not serious about the Ceaseﬁre Agreement as it continues to target innocent villagers/civilians and is trying to extend its reach outside the ‘Taken Note of Camps’ in Manipur. All residents of Todaijang and nearby villages conveyed their gratitude and appreciation to Security Forces in controlling this menace of NSCN(IM), wherein now they can lead a fearless life and will be able to spend their hard earned money on themselves rather than paying to some militant outﬁt.
Villagers also informed that NSCN (IM) is trying to falsely blame Security Forces for destruction of huts and troubling locals in the village. One of the village head appealed to everyone, to not fall prey to the propaganda by NSCN (IM) and provide full support to Security Forces.