IMPHAL, Oct 19(Newmai News Network): The militant outfit Zeliangrong United Front (ZUF) alleged today that around 50 cadres of NSCN-IM swooped down and attacked a hide-out of ZUF early morning of Tuesday.
“The blood thirsty Hebron heroes came and attacked the ZUF on Tuesday morning at Nongadang village under Khoupum block, Tamenglong district where a gun battle was ensued between the two groups from around 5 am and lasted till 9am,” alleged the ZUF today.
After a long exchange of firing, the NSCN-IM retreated as the ZUF retaliated with a volley of bullets at the NSCN-IM group, said the ZUF.
It claimed that around 2/3 cadres of NSCN-IM injured in the battle, but there were no casualty on the side of ZUF.
ZUF warned NSCN-IM and said that the group should be responsible for any unfortunate incident that occur in the future in the Zaliangrong region.
The present incidents are witnessed by the Zaliangrong people, so the people should identify who are the wrong doers and who are doing right, stated the ZUF.
Afer a request from many Zaliangrong civil bodies, a peace meeting was going to be held at Nongadang village with Forum for Naga Reconciliation (FNR), Zeliangrong Baudi (ZB), Zeliangrong Union (ZU), ZSU-AMN, ZSUM, etc for the betterment of Zaliangrong society, the ZUF added.
“But NSCN-IM is not cheered at the leaders` effort to bring peace and unity in our society,” the ZUF said, adding that for that reason they attacked the ZUF.
“They want bloodshed, they have ruled over Zaliangrong society through the barrels of guns and they want to act as Adolf Hitler who ruled over Germany inflicting untold miseries,” the statement of ZUF further said.