Nagaland: WC, NNPGs terms Niki Sumi as "wolf in sheep's clothing"

Nagaland: WC, NNPGs terms Niki Sumi as "wolf in sheep's clothing"

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KOHIMA: The Working Committee of Naga National Political Groups (WC, NNPGs) has criticised the alleged “unrestrained aggressive behaviour of Niki Sumi’s gang” in and around Dimapur town.

Issuing a release on Sunday, the Committee stated that reconciliation among Naga groups, the ceasefire, and 3 years of Naga-tribes endorsed political negotiations between GoI and WC, NNPGs are being threatened by “a group of men who surrendered to Indian Army in two batches: Niki Sumi and two unarmed men on 20th Dec. 2020, and Starson Lamkang and fifty-two others on 25th Dec. 2020”.

This apparently was announced by none other than MM Naravane, the Indian Army Chief on December 6 of 2020.

Although the group has denied their sell-out their activities speak volumes of their desire to repay their new masters as per the undisclosed terms of surrender for which a safe passage from Myanmar to Nagaland was the first step.

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“What transpired before and after the Indian Army helicopter ride from Ponkhuri, Pochury Region to Guwahati, Assam, and later to Delhi Indian Army cantonment is slowly emerging. Niki Sumi and his band are being sheltered and funded almost like a regular Indian Army with cash and rations. Their added assignment includes luring and recruiting habitual defectors, desperados, street criminals and traitors to instill hatred, indignation, and frustration in the mind of the Naga tribes against WC," the statement added.

"Niki Sumi has time and again declared to Naga tribal leaders that he has no political agenda or demand but will support honourable and acceptable political solution. Why, then, is he luring all restless pseudo workers and scoundrels with money and ranks?” it asked.

The statement further added that the “abnormal marketing and conferment of ranks and positions” is to destroy the sanctity and merit-based structure of Naga political movement both in the civil and military.

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