ENPO helps safe release of oil tanker driver & helper

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Kohima/Dimapur, May 3: The driver and handyman of an oil tanker who were reportedly abducted on April 22 last were rescued today without any harm.
Eastern Nagaland Public Organization (ENPO) Vice President, Kekongchim said that the two were rescued following the pursuance of a five member team of the organization headed by the ENPO President Koiwang Konyak.
Kekongchim confirmed that the ENPO team went and brought the abducted persons, who were taken to an undisclosed location, unharmed this morning.
The two were allegedly abducted by armed miscreants from Helipong village of Tuensang district on April 22 last.
Various bodies of the Petroleum transporters and retailers in Nagaland – Kohima Petroleum Dealers Association, Dimapur Petroleum Dealers Association, Nagaland Tanker Transport Association and Oil Tanker Drivers Union had called the indefinite shut down on Monday after its 48-hour deadline served to the state government on May 27 last demanding safe rescue of oil tanker driver Tularam Buragohain and his helper Adman Surin.
However, they had called off the strike considering the welfare of the people the next day.
Meanwhile, the ENPO has appreciated the wisdom and intuition of the people concerned for the safe release of the oil tanker driver and a handyman, Tula Ram Bura Gohain & Adman Surin as requested by the organization who were abducted on April 22 near New Helipong village under Tuensang district. ENPO said, while understanding the desire of the Naga public at this crucial stage, and above all, the people concerned have honored the ENPO18th Dec. 2007 Tuensang Summit Resolution where it was resolved that, there should be no threat, intimidation, bloodshed or any form of violence within ENPO jurisdiction, unanimously affirmed and pledged by all members attending the Summit House to be sincerely implemented, abided and upheld in the common interest and commitment for the unity and peace of the Nagas which was jointly resolved by the ENPO public and members of Eastern Nagaland National Workers from all groups.
It is to be stated that, in view of the 48 hours deadline given by various unions to ensure safe release of the duo and subsequent expiry of the set deadline, the DC Tuensang had personally requested the intervention of the ENPO.
Further, the ENPO has said that it was a joint concerted effort of the Tuensang district administration, police, security, tribal bodies and frontal organizations under ENPO which eventually led to the safe release of the driver & handyman.
The ENPO further extended appreciation for reposing faith upon them. It hoped that this kind of understanding and joint effort in any matter shall continue in days to come.
(Page News Service)