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Villagers spent sleepless nights due to fear of attack by Kuki militants

by Rinku Khumukcham
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Imphal, June 11:

Villagers inhabiting the periphery areas continue to spend sleepless nights due to fear of attack by armed Kuki militants.
Two days after three persons were killed in violence at Khoken villager in the adjoining areas of Imphal West and Kangpokpi district near Sangaithel village, the villagers of the area continue to stay awake at night due to fear of attack by the armed Kuki militants. Women and children have to take refuge at the Brickfield at Maklang area owned by MLA S. Rajen while male members of the villagers stay awake guarding the village the whole night.
“Women and children took shelter at the brick field of MLA Salam Rajen, while male members stay awake with double barrel license gun all night guarding the village”, a villager told Imphal Times reporter today afternoon.
Around 2 km from the area where Meitei community settle in Sangaithel area were Kuki villages where the villagers suspect the presence of a large number of Kuki militants. There are various Kuki villages located close to the Meitei villages in Sangaithel area on Kangpokpi district side. Khoken village, Seiheipung village Bungmal village are some villages that have road connectivity with Kotlien, Kangpokpi, and Churachandpur side. A road was also constructed recently connecting the villages of the site.
“Yesterday evening till dawn, we saw movements of vehicles on the Kuki village site and we were also told about the reinforcement of Kuki militants to the villages following the violence that killed three people in Khoken village”, a villager told the Imphal Times.
Imphal Times reporter witnessed a camp of the Central Security force opened on the midway towards Sangaithel village. In front of the Police outpost at Sangaithel village, security forces place barricades stopping all vehicular movement. The Villagers also told that the Assam Rifles had opened a camp at Khoken village and a large number of security forces at the Olympian Park.
Despite the presence of a large number of the central security forces the villagers continue to spend sleepless nights in the villages. Imphal Times reporter also saw bunkers being constructed around the village.
“Male members of the village are guarding the village during night times at the bunkers”, the villager told Imphal Times.

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