Organizations condemn firing incident

DIMAPUR, JUN 6 (NPN): | Publish Date: 6/7/2019 12:00:00 AM IST

Several organisations have strongly condemned the firing incident that occurred outside the residence of Nationalist Democratic Progressive Party (NDPP) secretary general Abu Metha at Sovima village in Dimapur on the night of June 5, 2019.

In a press release, NDPP media & communication committee stated that following the incident an emergency meeting of party’s CEB was convened by the president Chingwang Konyak. At the meeting, all the members CEB unanimously passed resolutions condemning the “cowardly and dastardly act” of the miscreant(s). NDPP claimed that miscreant(s) resorted to firing seven rounds of ammunition on the residence of the party secretary general at around 10:30 pm. The perpetrator(s) again returned at around 11:30pm and resorted to blank firing 17 rounds of automatic weapons near Abu Metha’s residence, it stated.

NDPP expressed surprise as to what prompted the miscreant(s) to resort to “such senseless act that go against the very fabrics of our society where people of the State are yearning for peace.” 

NDPP said it was even more appalling that the perpetrators attacked the residence when Metha was with his wife and children. “Such acts of terror cannot and should not be tolerated by any civil society”, said NDPP and called upon all right thinking citizens of the State to come together in condemning such cowardly acts.

At the meeting, CEB has resolved to ask the state government and the investigating agencies to take urgent steps in identifying the perpetrator(s) and arrest them immediately to ensure that justice was delivered without any delay. 

In view of the unfortunate incident, the CEB also resolved to urge the state government to provide adequate security cover to Metha, his immediate family members and his residences. CEB expressed hope that the law enforcing and investigating agencies would soon bring the facts of the incident to light and punish the guilty as per the law of the land.

VCS: Village Council Sovima (VCS) has strongly condemned the firing incident at the residential gate of Abu Metha by some unidentified miscreants. In a press release, Sovima village head GB Thepfukeduo Kuotsu and VCS chairman Neikriehu Kense said that “such attempting to murder and firing” by the perpetrators would never be accepted or tolerated by the village council.

VCS stated that various kinds of incidents happening within the jurisdiction of village has created fear psychosis among the public and was also destroying the peaceful atmosphere of the village. 

VCS said it had therefore restricted vehicular movements within its jurisdiction in the past, but was relaxed for the time being.

However, following the latest incident, VCS said it has unanimously resolved to continue with restrictions on vehicular movement from 10pm to 5am within the village jurisdiction. 

Assuring to cooperate with the investigating team, VCS has demanded the law enforcing agency to apprehend the culprits and award befitting punishment as per the law. 

AYO: Angami Youth Organization (AYO) has condemned the “despicable act” of indiscriminate firing that specifically targeted the residences of Abu Metha and Zeneituo Yano at Sovima village.

In the press release, AYO president Neinguvotuo Krose and general secretary Kekhrie Pfukha stated that Abu Metha and Zeneituo Yano were two responsible citizens of the community and had been serving the Nagas tirelessly in various capacities. 

It stated that firing at somebody’s residence was “an act of attempted murder in our culture.” AYO said the motive of “this horrendous act” was to create terror in Naga society and should be dealt with utmost seriousness. AYO said that “these trigger happy perpetrators” should be tracked down by any means.

AYO has urged the government to leave no stone unturned in identifying the culprits and punish them as per the law of the land.

CKU: Chiecha Kuda Union (CKU) Dimapur has vehemently condemned the firing incident and termed the act as an attempt on his life and his family.

In a press release, In a press release, CKU president Dr. Tolto Metha and general secretary Thejangulie Rüpreo said that such “dastardly act” must be condemned by one and all as the incident occurred at a time when the society was striving for peace and goodwill. 

Terming the incident as a matter of life and death, the union has vowed to be deal with in all severity. Further, CKU has urged the law enforcing authorities to leave no stone unturned and bring the perpetrator(s) to book as per the law of the land.

CSU: Chakhroma Students’ Union (CSU) has expressed shock over the firing incident that took place at the residence of NDPP secretary general, Abu Metha. 

In a press release, CSU president Zhasakholie Kehie and general secretary Menuolhousie Tsükrü strongly condemned the incident and claimed that “some unknown miscreant with ulterior motives” fired indiscriminately at Metha’s residence when he was at home with his family. 

Further, describing the act as “an attempt of life”, CSU has urged the law enforcing authority to thoroughly investigate the case and bring culprit(s) to book. CSU said that such anti-social elements that hamper peace and threaten the security should not have any place in the society. 

NDPP youth: National Democratic Progressive Party (NDPP) central youth organization has vehemently condemned the firing incident, wherein some unidentified gunmen fired indiscriminately at the residence of Abu Metha while he was resting with his family members.

NDPP central youth organisation through its press & media cell condemned in the strongest term the “dubious intend” of the perpetrators to “cause grievous harm upon Abu Metha.

Youth organization said it was equally appalled that the miscreants bereft of any conscience totally disregarded the precious lives of family members of Abu Metha including his children.

It has urged the responsible authority investigating the case to leave no stone unturned and book the perpetrators at the earliest.

MTKD: Metha Thinuo Krotho, Dimapur (MTKD) has expressed shock at what it described as “assassination attempt” that was made on the life of Abu Metha, advisor to chief minister. 

In a press release, MTKD president Neikietuo Metha and general secretary Gebou Metha said the incident occurred when he and his entire family were present inside their residence. MTKD whuile condemning “this dastardly act” has urged upon the law enforcement authorities and administration to investigate immediately and book the perpetrator(s) as per the laid down laws. 

It said the incident was “seriously viewed as a direct challenge not only to the individual and his family but also to the entire Metha clan as a whole”. 

Affirming that it would not remain a mute spectator if justice was not delivered at the earliest, the union said that such act has “shaken our peaceful coexistence” and deserved condemnation by one and all.

SVYO: Sovima village youth Organisation (SVYO) has also strongly condemned the incident and stated that “an assassination attempt” on the life of Abu Metha was a direct challenge to SVYO.

 In a press release, SVYO president Neiketuo Rupreo and general secretary Keneingusa Dzeyie cautioned that such “inhuman act” would not be tolerated and would be dealt with stern consequences if anyone tried to disturb the peaceful environment of the village.

As per the village council resolution to restrict vehicular movements within the village jurisdiction between 10pm and 5am, SVYO said it would deploy its youth volunteers to check and take action.

Further, SVYO urged the law enforcing agency to immediately investigate and arrest the perpetrators.


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