Armed MNP activists set to surrender Thursday
04 November 2015,Nirapad News: A group of over 100 armed activists of Mro National Party (MNP) are going to lay down their arms on Thursday with an aim to leading a normal and healthy life.
Army sources said all formalities have already been completed at Kurukpata army camp in Alikadam upazila ahead of their surrender and deposition of arms.
State minister for CHT Affairs Beer Bahadur and high civil and military officials are likely to attend the surrender programme.
This will be largest ever incident of surrender after the 1997 Peace Accord.
In view of laying their arms, the group has been keeping constant contact with the security forces for last few months and joined a meeting with the army at Alikadam on October 16, army sources said.
Sualok Union Chairman Ranglai Mro also confirmed the matter.
A list of 130 MNP activists, who are willing to go back to having a normal life, has already been prepared.
“Failing to survive due to frequent army raids, the terrorists’ group has expressed its desire to surrender and lead a normal life,”said army’s Alikadam zone commader Lt Col Mizanur Rahman.
Eestablished in 2011 with indegenous youths, the group soon engaged in killings, abduction, extortion and other criminal activities.
In 2012, over 50 MNP activists were arrested in a drive conducted by the joint forces while at least 4o others surrendered.