Myanmar Army took position along Tumru border

The members of Border Guard Bangladesh (BGB) have been put on high alert as Myanmar Army took position along Tumru border in Naikkhongchhariof Bandarban with heavy arms and ammunition on Thursday, said Additional Director General (operation and training) of BGBHeadquarters BrigGenMujiburRahman.

‘Deploying army with heavy arms and ammunition on border goes against the border norms. We’re on high alert and observing their activities,’ he told a press briefing at the BGB headquarters on Thursday afternoon.

‘BGB is always ready to perform its duty for the sake of the motherland if any serious situation is created. However, no alarming situation has been created yet…the situation is under control till now,’ Mujiburadded.

A good number of Rohingyas gathered near the zero point of the Myanmar border in the last one month where the members ofMyanmar Border Guard Police (BGP) along with Myanmar Army are seenconducting various activities, including making barbed-wire fence and setting up advance technological surveillance equipment, he said.

According to an intelligence report and BGB surveillance, a huge number of Myanmar Army with heavy arms and ammunition was deployed between the border outposts 34 and 35, opposite to Tumro,from 10 am. Besides, the movement of military pickups, truck and lorries was seen along the border, the BGB official said.

‘We’ve sent a protest note to the BGP calling for a flag meeting. However, we’re yet to get any response from the Myanmar side till the afternoon,’ he said, adding that they were expecting the response very soon.

Replying to a query, Mujibur said the BGB has asked for the flag meeting to know the strategy of the Myanmar Army for increasing their strength along the border.