Despite Sumi Hoho, Muivah undeterred
Source: The Sangai Express / Newmai News Network

Dimapur, June 20 2010: Amid the stiff opposition from the Sumi Hoho, the apex social organisation of the Sema tribe, NSCN-IM leader Thuingaleng Muivah is all set to go to Pughoboto in Zunheboto district of Nagaland.

Zunheboto district is dominated by the Sema tribe.

As planned, Th Muivah will go to Pughoboto on June 21 .

It is pertinent to note that the Sumi Hoho has been sternly opposing the visit of the NSCN-IM leader to Zunheboto district asking what 'moral rights' Thuingaleng Muivah has to enter within the jurisdiction of the Sema body.

The Sumi Hoho was angry over the "past statements" of the NSCN-IM under the leadership of Th Muivah made on the Sumi Hoho.

Meanwhile, sources said that the four NSCN-IM cadres who are parts of Th Muivah's present entourage arrested on June 17 at Jotsoma village along with arms, are likely to be released on Monday.

The four NSCN-IM cadres have been reportedly arrested by the 16th Assam Rifles from a house at Jotsoma village where NSCN-IM leader Muivah was camping since June 16 .

Reports said that two AK 56 rifles, one M-16, one 9mm pistol, three hand grenades and a radio set along with a huge cache of ammunitions were also seized by the Assam Rifles from the possession of the four arrested NSCN-IM cadres.

According to Kohima police, the Assam Rifles charged the NSCN-IM cadres of violating the ceasefire ground rules.