1 injured in firing in Dimapur

Staff Reporter DIMAPUR, AUG 20 (NPN) | Publish Date: 8/20/2019 11:52:47 AM IST

One person was injured in a firing incident that occurred near 3rd mile area Dimapur on Tuesday at around 5 p.m.

When contacted  PRO Dimapur police confirmed the incident and disclosed that the incident involved two factions of NSCN near Hornbill School Chekiye village area. The PRO said one person sustained gunshot injury.

Soon after the incident, IRBn and Assam Rifles personnel rushed to the area to prevent further clash, PRO said, adding situation was under control.

NSCN (R) condemns shooting incident

NSCN/GPRN (Reformation) has vehemently condemned the alleged “assassination attempt without any provocations” on its UT-I supervisor and defence kilonser, Khekato Kinny, at his residence on Tuesday.

NSCN (R) through its MIP stated that Kinny suffered injuries in the firing allegedly perpetrated by the NSCN (I-M) led by one ‘col.’ Khehoto of Kichilimi village “who came with his boys at around 05:00 PM and blindly fired without taking any regards and exception, that Khekato was with his family and Children.”

NSCN (R) expressed surprise as to what was the reason behind the “offensive action” especially at the time when Nagas were yearning for peace and trying to hammer out political solution with the government of India.

NSCN (R) stated that it was also “well equipped to be defensive and will go to any extent to thwart any threat directed towards us” but was restraining to the most possible extent due to Naga people’s call for peace.

WSH flays killings, calls for calm

Western Sumi Hoho (WSH) has strongly condemned the recent incidents of killings and shootings among the various factions of armed groups in the State’s commercial hub. 

In a statement, the hoho said that at a time when the entire Naga people were yearning for peace and the long-standing Naga political issue was entering a crucial phase towards solution, these killings and taking of lives of cadres of different warring factions only showed “our narrow vision and belittles our own sacred cause”. 

Feeling saddened by these unfortunate incidents where precious lives were snatched away through the barrel of the gun, WSH asked the Sumis in particular to shun all forms of violence and maintain peace now and in times to come. It added that nobody could bring peace to “us but by us only and peace comes first only from within”.  

The hoho also appealed to all maintain peace in these decisive times and shun all forms of violence as gun culture would only create more divisions and hatred amongst us.


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