Thursday 6 December 2012

Nasaka fire on Rohingya in Maungdaw

Source Kaladna Press, 5 Dec

Maungdaw, Arakan State: Burma border security force (Nasaka) open fired to the villagers of Bagona villagers but, no one was wounded today night at about 9:00pm, according to an elder from Bagona village.

"A group of Nasaka numbering about 40, entered Bagona east village with the name of family list checking and arrested 5 villagers with false allegation – involving in the riot- where the villagers screamed for help. Hearing the scream, the west side of villagers rushed to the spot. The Nasaka released the villagers when they saw villagers."

After half an hour, the Nasaka again entered to Bagona west, but the villagers screamed for help, similarly, the east side villagers rushed to the west side where Nasaka open fired to the villagers when they saw the come to the village, said Anwer from Maungdaw who had connection with his relative in Bagona village.

"At last, the Nasaka entered to the village market and set on fire the fish market line, but the villagers managed to control the fire."

The villagers are not sleeping in the homes and stay in the village to protect from security force from set on fire, a village admin official said.

"The Nasaka are from Padinn( Fatan Za) to extort money from villagers which is going as routine one village to another under their control."

"The Nasaka always going to Rohingya villages – in Maungdaw municipal or rural areas- in the name of family list checking - a method to extort money from Rohingya villagers – after June riot. The Rohingyas from Maungdaw are always aware for fear of arrest when the Nasaka , police , army enter to their villages. The Rohingyas run away from the villages when the security force entered the village. In this situation, the security force used the opportunity to loot, rape and extorting money with allegation of runaway to Bangladesh for absenting family member."

When try to contact the Nasska out post of Padinn, no one received the call to answer about the event.

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