Imphal, Dec. 23:
Niki Sumi led group of the NSCN/GPRN which has defected from the NSCN-K led by chairman Yung Aung is all set to join the peace talk.
A statement signed by Niki Sumi, President of the NSCN/GPRN said that their organization has decided to revive the ceasefire with immediate effect by revoking the earlier decision of unilateral abrogation of the ceasefire in 2015. This, the statement said, is decided to facilitate the peace process and keeping in view the desire of the Naga people particularly Naga Civil Society Organisations and NGOs.
The statement also stated that the NSCN/GPRN has been striving all these years to achieve an honourable and acceptable political solution to the Naga issue. NSCN/GPRN is also conscious of the overwhelming sentiments among the Naga people for an early solution to this long standing issue.
“NCSN/GPRN is aware of the sincere and genuine efforts made by the GoI in the recent past to find final and lasting solution to the Naga issue with the involvement of all the stakeholders. Therefore NSCN/GPRN has resolved to strengthen and support the peace process at this crucial juncture. Our leaders have established contact with the officials of GoI in this connection”, the statement said.
Earlier on December 19, Imphal Times had first reported that the Niki Sumi group of NSCN has stepped in for the peace talk soon after he was elected as the president of the outfit on the previous day, i.e. on Dec. 18.
Imphal Times also reported that Niki Sumi (President) NSCN/GPRN was taken by a high level team of Indian Army towards Phek district in Nagaland. The Niki Sumi group has been reportedly taking shelter at Amimi village in Myanmar’s Sagaing Division, which is under Lesi Township and declared as Naga Self-Administered Zone in side Myanmar.