Rohingya women defend security forces’ attack in Maungdaw

Maungdaw, Arakan State: Two Rohingya women had defended Burmese border security force (Nasaka) and Natala (new settlers) who entered their homes at night, while looting their ornaments on February 14, according to a villager elder from Ngakhura village.
“The Nasaka personnel from Ngakhura outpost under the Nasaka area number 5 with together Natala villagers went to Ngasaku (Naisapru) village at night, entered Rohingyas’ homes to loot valuables while male Rohingyas were out of village for fear of arrest.”

The Nasaka and Natala villagers entered some Rohingya homes where the two Rohingya women had defended while the security force tried to snatch the gold ornaments from their bodies till they become serious wounded. At last, the Nasaka and Natala villagers toke away their ornaments, said a relative of victims.

The Nasaka and Natala looted the houses of; – Alizuhar, Md. Rafique, Nur Hussain, Abdu Goffor, Montaz, Lalu, Abdul, Toyoub, Nurul Amin, Anwar, Abdul Hamid, Abul Kasim, Noor Hakim, Abdul Amin and Anu Meah.

Rohingya males are not staying in their villages for fear of arrest with so called arrest warrant which the security forces are not given the detail to the people. So, the security forces are easy to arrest any Rohingya and to extort money from them with this so called arrest warrant, said a school teacher from Maungdaw.

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