Kohima: Dreaded NSCN (K) militant Niki Sumi believed to be the mastermind behind the Manipur ambush, which killed 20 army jawans, returned to Nagaland after escaping the Indian Army’s hot pursuit in Myanmar.
A report in an English daily said Niki Sumi was sighted by intelligence services last week in the forests near Myanmar-Nagaland border. The government has been seeking the cooperation of Naga insurgent groups committed to the ceasefire with India to track down Sumi and his cadre.
On June 4, insurgents ambushed a military convoy in Manipur’s Chandel district killing at least 20 army personnel and injuring 11 others. Naga insurgent outfit NSCN (K), with which the Centre abrogated ceasefire in March, has claimed responsibility for the ambush in Manipur.
The Indian army retaliating the attack orgonised surgical strikes in Myanmar killing hundreds of militants.