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FGN clarifies death of former cadre
Published on 15 Aug. 2010 5:22 PM IST
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FGN, “Naga Army” Saturday issued a clarification in connection with the death of its former cadre Ameto Awomi and allegations by Yangzitong A & B village council that its “kilonser” Phutoi Zhimomi was involved in the death of Ameto.
According to FGN “Naga army” 16th Bn. 6th brigade, s/c commander “capt.” Hokito, the deceased, “2nd lieut.” Ameto Awomi, joined its fold June 1, 2008 and took oath of allegiance to abide with any duties assigned to him by the “Federal government.”
Stating that after serving in “Naga army”, for some months, he defected to other group October 28, 2008, with his “service arms”, the FGN “Naga army” said he was arrested by Nagaland police from Dimapur in December, 2009, in connection with extortion activities.
The FGN further said that after his release from jail, Ameto again resorted to extorting money by using the name of FGN.
Claiming that on several occasions, Ameto even threatened his former colleagues with “death threats”, the FGN “Naga amry” said in the light of all his “anti-national activities” it took “necessary action” under “Naga army rules and regulations”. Further, the FGN clarified that its “kilonser” Phutoi Zhimomi, who is stated to be in the “civil set up”, had no involvement in carrying out of this “Army action.”
Bodies demand justice
Meanwhile, organisations including Eastern Sümi sub-Hoho, Kiphire district Sümi students’ union and Yezutu (B) village students’ union have demanded justice for the slain victim, Ameto Awomi, who died at the hands of FGN, “Naga army”.
Condemning the “abduction” and subsequent “killing” of Ameto, the Eastern Sümi sub-Hoho, Kiphire secretary S. Zhevishe Sümi, in a press statement, said the Hoho has treated the act as “inhuman and beyond comprehension”.
It went on to contend that whatsoever be the nature of crime, “national or international”, the body of the victim was to be handed over.
Further, the Hoho urged Naga brethrens to harness true peace and reconciliation rather than resorting to such activities.
Other the other hand, the Hoho, while lauding the police for prompt action, has appealed to apprehend other co-accused involved.
In another press statement, the Kiphire district Sümi students’ union condemned the incident and said “killing and murdering” among Naga was not wise, and that it brings disunity.
Further, it requested the FNR, civil societies and NGOs to cooperate for unity among the Nagas.
Expressing similar sentiments over the incident, the Yezutu (B) village students’ union also condemned the “inhuman act” of NNC (accordist). They said that “cold blooded” murder of the same Naga brother defied the Naga’s desire for peace and reconciliation. The union, meanwhile, appealed to responsible authority not to entertain any bail out but instead book the remaining persons involved and award befitting punishment.

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