Dimapur, August 17: The NSCN (IM) has strongly condemned the killing of Major Toishe Yeptho of the Naga Army “when the Nagas are still in upbeat mood having just celebrated the 73rd Naga Independence Day across Nagalim.”
“Wicked are the enemies when they choose to strike at the time when the Nagas were at the threshold of making a deal with the Government of India to end the seven decades of Naga political struggle,” it said in a condemnation.
The NSCN said Late Maj.Toishe left behind a record of having given his best in the service of the Naga nation and his name shall be recorded in the pages of the Naga history.
Sharing the sorrow and grief of his family, the NSCN prayed that the Almighty God give them the strength and courage to face these hours of heavy burden.
CNTC: The Central Nagaland Tribes Council has also condemned the killing of Toishe Yeptho, a major in the NSCN-IM faction by some unidentified persons at Unity Colony Purana Bazaar – B Dimapur on Friday. It said whoever is responsible for such kind of abominable act should be condemned by all and severely punished.
“This type of horrendous act upon one’s own brothers brings only doom and curse to the society. In a time when every Nagas are craving for peace, such inhumane killing of a person who is son, a husband and father sows only seeds of hatred and bitterness amongst ourselves .It is time we Nagas shed the practice of killing and annihilation in our midst and stand united for peace, progress and prosperity in our land,” it said.
The CNTC demanded the authorities to properly investigate the matter and bring those responsible to justice and appealed for every groups and factions to maintain peace and harmony .
The CNTC also extended heartfelt condolences to the bereaved family. (Page News Service)