Imphal, July 14,
A day after unknown gunmen shot dead a top cadre of the UKLF at Moreh, the outfit expressed strong condemnation.
A statement released by the rebel group, The United Kuki Liberation Front (UKLF) term the incident as brutal murder.
“ UKLF strongly condemn the brutal murder of 2nd Lieutenant John Gangte, Town Commander of Moreh at Ngamkhai Veng, Moreh in broad daylight on the 13th July, 2019 without any provocation” , The statement signed by T. James , Joint Secy. UKLF said.
The statement further said, “It is very unfortunate that, the KNO still continued killing our own brethren in a cold blood while most of the leaders of Kuki Revolutionary groups under Suspension of Operation (SoO) were sitting together for bringing our national Political Solution with the Central and State government. And it is not the first time that KNO unleashed reign of terror and creating panic amongst the denizens of Moreh Hill Town”.
It said in the past KNO Cadres inhumanly murdered Late Capt. George of UKLF and continued random firing and bombing of civilian resident of the town. It is high time to question the leadership of KNO on what intention do they come down in the mainstream in signing Suspension of Operation with the State and Central government.
As per the Investigation Team of the front it is reveals that, 2nd Lieutenant John Gangte was ambushed and mercilessly murdered by Cadres of KNO under the Command of Mr. [email protected] Haokip, OC of KNA Moreh. And the assassination was carried out by Mr. Thangmang Haokip, Moreh Town Commander KNA, Mr. Hemlen Khongsai Second-in-command of Hermon Camp and Seingam Haokip, a Cadre and a resident of Chavangphai, Moreh, the statement said.
The UKLF appealed the Competent Authority to take stern action against all the perpetrators and the leaders of the responsible group in order to avoid recurrence of such unwanted incidents in the future.