I am constraint to issue this Press statement (Clarification) pertaining to the allegation of Nagaland Zeliang People’s Organization (NZPO), which was published in various local dailies on Oct. 2nd 2023. The statement claimed by NZPO levelling me as main accused in the Lamhainamdi issue is totally false and unsubstantial which cannot be accepted and justified under any circumstances.
The issue itselfis known by the State law enforcing agency and Sumi Hoho and its imperative to serve justice in the interest of all and demanding toexpeditiously begin trial of the main accused does not arise and holds no water.
Its beyond my capacity holds no authority to issue nor involve in such issue nor directed anymembers toexecute such activities when I am one of the peace-lovingcitizensof Nagaland.
Furthermore, I earnestly appeal to NZPO that the issue of Lamhainamdi village has to ask/ question to the landowner of the concerned village andnot to the person who don’t even knows the actual story pertaining tothis incident. NZPO as an apex tribal body must first ascertain the factual / ground reality before targeting me as an accused, tarnishing my image/ reputation I have gained sacrificing every breath of my life till date for the Naga nation cannot be tolerated at any cost.
Moreover, I appeal to all the peace-loving Nagas under the banner of “Nagaland for Christ” to maintain unity, peace, and tranquility for the restoration of peaceful resolution and alogical conclusion of the Naga issue in the larger interest of the Naga people.
(Brig. Phuyekha Achumi)