Local people arrive back home in peace
15 September 2017
The ARSA extremist terrorists launched a surprise attacks on at least 30 police outposts on 25 August, leaving security personnel, service personnel, ethnic Rakhines, Mro and Dianet minorities as well as Muslims and Hindus dead and injured. The attacks also forced a number of local people to leave their villages.
Six extremist terrorists on 11 September morning forced their way into Kanyintan village, Maungtaw township and took Arli Kham, son of Nurhahsaung. The six were resisted by the villagers who arrested them. The news has been issued already.
Due to terrorist attacks, all villagers from 176 Bengali villages out of 471 Bengali villages in Maungtaw, Budhidaung and Yathedaung townships fled the villages while some Bengali from 34 villages fled.
Women and children were forced to flee the above-mentioned villages in advance as those villages have contact with the terrorists who planned to attacks. There were 261 Bengali villages whose residents did not flee and those villages have nothing to do with the violent incidents.
Those who fled the villages made their way to the other country for fear of being arrested as they got involved in the violent attacks.
Legal protection will be given to the villages whose resident did not flee and necessary supplies will also be provided to them. Meanwhile, security personnel are working to restore peace and stability for residents to live in peace of mind.
Bengali from 295 villages whose residents did not flee bore witness that there was no such an incident as accused by the international community.
Out of 501 ethnic villages in the three townships, there are 229 villages with some residents fled the violent attacks, four villages with all resident fled and 268 villages with no resident fled. Security personnel are no doing their best to take care of local people who arrived back homes.