Remove Suruhuto camp of NSCN-K: GPRN/NSCN
DIMAPUR, OCTOBER 26
The GPRN/NSCN has demanded that the government of India remove the Suruhuto camp of rival NSCN-K or else it threatened to dismantle it.
The GPRN/NSCN made the demand alleging that the Suruhuto camp has become a den for mercenaries, criminals and social misfits and as ‘Naga political issue does not reside there’.
The MIP, GPRN/NSCN, in a release today, explained that GPRN/NSCN is in ceasefire with the government of India with mutually agreed ground rules and that the purpose of a ceasefire is to bring about honourable and acceptable political solution to the Naga people.
“While a final political settlement is awaited, GPRN/NSCN shall stand strong against terrorists and terrorism whether they are from Suruhuto Camp or from outside,” the release said. Alleging that ‘Nikki Sumi is trying to sustain a small terror inclined gang to bully the Nagas’, the GPRN/NSCN posed a serious question to the government of India as to why Suruhuto designated camp should not be removed since SS Khaplang has signed an agreement with Myanmar government and isolated it while other NSCN-K leaders in Nagaland could not control ‘mercenary leader Nikki Sumi’.
“It is fresh in the minds of the surviving freedom fighters how Nikki Sumi, then a corporal, set off the national crisis in 1988 at Galon Village in Eastern Nagaland, when he opened fire at Capt. Tauthing Tangkhul without obtaining firing order from his superiors,” the release said.
The GPRN/NSCN maintained that since NSCN-K under SS Khaplang has resolved all issues with Myanmar, there is no connectivity with Nikki’s Camp at Suruhuto which has become a ‘hotbed for mercenaries, rogues and anti-social elements’. It said Naga political issue and mercenary activity do not go hand in hand.
Also, alleging that all acts of terrorism in Nagaland in the last three years have been planned by Nikki Sumi at Suruhuto camp and executed by his mercenary gang, the GPRN/NSCN said they flee to Kohima after committing terrorist acts in Dimapur.
“Since 2012, Nikki Sumi has ordered the bombing of Ambuja Cement shop, Popular Bakery, Murgi Patti shop, Jewelry shop in New Market, TK Services, causing loss of lives and injury to many innocent men and women,” it alleged. The GPRN/NSCN said business community in particular and citizens of Dimapur in general have been at the receiving end of ‘Nikki’s bombing campaign carried out by bounty hunters’.
It also stated that the grenade attack on the family of GPRN/NSCN functionary Kideon Zhimomi on the evening of October 24 right after revival hour service is most despicable and it reflects the horribly degenerated mentality of the inmates under Nikki Sumi. “If this terror trend continues, the GPRN/NSCN shall invite public opinion and dismantle Suruhuto Camp. Nikki Sumi must stop using terror tactics upon unarmed civilians,” the GPRN/NSCN warned.
Claiming that there is a detailed report that Nikki Sumi has placed bounty on the heads of GPRN/NSCN officials in order of positions, the GPRN/NSCN alleged that a mercenary is assured Rs 20,000 if he could throw a bomb and cause killing and destruction. GPRN/NSCN would gladly pay the same amount to those elements if they would not indulge in such acts, the release said.
Stating that Nikki has served quit notice to GPRN/NSCN families in Dimapur but GPRN/NSCN has a political commitment towards the Naga people, the GPRN/NSCN said it is dictated by the people’s will and also a signatory to FNR and Geneva Call.
“Nikki Sumi’s terror activists shall be caught and persecuted as per their crimes,” the release said. The GPRN/NSCN, however, asserted that it will not harm wives and children of those gang members in Dimapur or anywhere. It also requested all those related to Nikki Sumi’s group not to shelter or assist those elements trying to create terror especially in Dimapur and warned that anyone found aiding and assisting these elements shall be dealt firmly as per the Ahza of the government.
Stating that there is a huge difference between nationalism and terrorism which Nikki Sumi has not realized, the GPRN/NSCN said one pertinent point to remember is that SS Khaplang has come to a political agreement with Myanmar government in the larger interest of the Nagas in Myanmar and this has been officially indorsed and informed to the Naga people through the Forum for Naga Reconciliation (FNR) in 2012. It pointed out that SS Khaplang’s letter to FNR was widely published in the local dailies and added that he has been true to his words. The Stating that presently he is focusing on developing roads, educational system, healthcare and other basic social needs for Nagas in the east, the GPRN/NSCN acknowledged his understanding of the situation. He has lucidly told the Nagas in the western sector not to meddle in his affairs and he would not interfere in Nagaland, it further said.
The GPRN/NSCN said it believed that having given his commitment in written, SS Khaplang would never endorse throwing grenades at wives and children of National workers. “Remaining NSCN-K leaders outside Suruhuto Camp too could never agree to such barbaric and inconceivable crime,” it added.