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Arunachal: Cadre of banned ENNO surrenders before AR in Mio

This is the second surrender in the last two months as another member of the outlawed organisation had in July laid down arms before the security forces.

MIO-     A 36-year-old cadre of the banned Eastern Naga National Organisation (ENNO) has surrendered before security forces in Arunachal Pradesh’s Changlang district, an official said on Friday.

The rebel, identified as Muktodhan Chakma, laid down his arms and ammunition, including one 32-mm pistol, before the Assam Rifles at Miao town on Thursday evening, he said.

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This is the second surrender in the last two months as another member of the outlawed organisation had in July laid down arms before the security forces.

“The Assam Rifles made efforts to convince Chakma to join the mainstream of society and facilitated the surrender,” the official said.

Talking to media, the surrendered cadre said he was exhausted and fed up of the life filled with uncertainties in the jungle. “I have surrendered to lead a peaceful and meaningful life with my family members. I promise not to take up arms again in future”, he said and thanked the Assam Rifles here for convincing him to embrace the path of peace.

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Chakma had, joined the Eastern Naga National Government in 2017, but the banned outfit became defunct in 2022 after almost all its members surrendered at that time.

However, seven cadres of the proscribed organisation continued to be involved in insurgent activities and formed the Eastern Naga National Council (ENNC), which was later renamed ENNO.

The banned outfit is active in parts of Tirap, Changlang and Longding districts of the northeastern state.

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