Guwahati: In bad news for security forces, Bodo insurgent group NDFB(S) is believed to have aligned with UNLFW, an umbrella organisation of terror groups in the north-east, responsible for the recent ambush in Manipur that killed 18 soldiers.
Intelligence inputs suggest that Army’s continued operations in difficult and inaccessible jungles of Chirang District in Assam have forced the The National Democratic Front of Bodoland (Songbijit) terrorists to flee from their hideouts.
The operation was intensified after over 70 people were killed in various attacks by NDFB(S) last year.The Army has apprehended or neutralised several members of the insurgent group.
“Due to this fact, the NDFB(S) has aligned itself with UNLFW, an umbrella organisation of North East terrorist groups, which is likely to boost the group’s sustenance,” Army sources said.
The Army had this week arrested a top member of NDFB(S) Central Council from Chirang District, in a joint operation with Assam police.The individual, who was identified as Sumanta Basumatary was the Joint Secretary (Home) of newly-formed Central Council of NDFB(S) and a Bhutan-trained terrorist.