Pointing out that fratricidal killings among the groups would not benefit the Naga political talks in any way, NSCN (K) led by Niki Sumi said it is left it to the wisdom of the Naga people to introspect on the events that have transpired since it has decided to give peace a chance heading to the call of Nagas to end bloodshed.
NSCN (K) led by Niki Sumi had raised questions on the reasons behind the killing of Atoka Kinimi who the group said was its ‘additional secretary’. He was reportedly killed in a clash with Kitovi led GPRN/NSCN cadres on Sunday midnight near GPRN/NSCN’s Khehoi designated camp.
In a statement, NSCN (K) led by Niki Sumi said the incident happened when “all Nagas are yearning for peace.”
While acknowledging the “selfless sacrifices” of all the “Naga patriots”, who worked under NSCN (K) and NSCN (I-M) prior to the formation of various Naga political groups, the NSCN (K) led by Niki Sumi said that “the formation of GPRN/NSCN was and is still based on ceasefire perks and benefits; having seen not a day of sacrifice for the Naga nation as an organisation, has continually followed the mantra of fratricidal acts among Naga brethren, believing that to be their sacrifice to our Nation.”
The statement pointed out “some of their insidious acts perpetrated on fellow Nagas to garner prominence and instill fear psychosis” was the killing of its former secretary Ghukato Assumi who was “brutally gunned down in the heart of Zunheboto town triggering the conflict between the two groups”. GPRN/NSCN at one point in time agreed to cooperate with the demands made by NSCN (I-M) to the government of India, but backtracked on their decision, claimed the statement.
NSCN (K) led by Niki Sumi said that when NNPGs were formed, Toishe of NSCN (I-M) was killed in Dimapur and “thus the conflict with NSCN (I-M) ensued as if the NSCN (I-M) could give the NNPGs’ desired solution.”
Further, the statement decried how NNPGs have been “making a hue and cry” claiming that the negotiations were over even before it revived the ceasefire agreement.
After the NSCN (K) led by Niki Sumi revived the ceasefire agreement, the statement claimed that NNPGs have “somehow started to believe that NSCN/GPRN can grant them a solution by brutally gunning down our Addl. Secretary Atoka Kinimi and also spreading malicious propaganda of our government to achieve their solution.”
The group led by Niki Sumi said it would however welcome move by NNPGs if they could come up with constructive suggestions for strengthening the Naga political talks rather than “destructive criticisms”.
Pointing out that fratricidal killings among the groups would not benefit the Naga political talks in any way, NSCN (K) led by Niki Sumi said it has, therefore, left it to the wisdom of the Naga people to introspect profoundly on the events that have transpired since it has decided to give peace a chance heading to the call of Nagas to end bloodshed.
The group asserted that Naga unity and Nagas people’s aspirations towards an inclusive and amicable political solution were its “ideology and guiding principle.”