Itanagar, March 13: Fifteen cadres of the Eastern Naga National Government (ENNG), including its president Tosha Mossang, surrender before Arunachal Pradesh CM Pema Khandu on Sunday.
The surrender in Itanagar followed weeks of offensive and diplomatic measures against the ENNG, which was formed in 2015 and whose cadres were mostly trained in Myanmar. Police said its purported goal was to fight the demands of Myanmar Eastern Nagas and the Nagas in the eastern districts of the border state.
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Security agencies attributed the surrenders to the concerted efforts of Assam Rifles’ soldiers.
“Today, we have achieved a major milestone on the way to reaching the goal, visualized by the PM, to make NE insurgency-free. For the past nine years, many insurgent groups have laid down arms in the region, joined talks and the mainstream,” Khandu said.