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    Nasaka arrests 18 villagers, loots goods from market in Maungdaw



    Maungdaw, Arakan
    State:
     Burma’s border
    security force (Nasaka in Burmese) arrested 18- Rohingya villager and
    looted goods from market on December 13-14, at night, according to a
    local leader who denied to be named.


    “On
    that day, at around 8:00pm, a group of Nasaka from Naga Kura camp
    under the Nasaka area No. 5 went to the market nearby Kyetyoepyin
    (Kyariprang) village of Maundaw north while a group of shopkeepers
    were listening to a radio and listening songs in a shop. After
    entering the shop, the Nasaka indiscriminately beat them up severely
    and the shopkeepers became very angry, as retaliation, the
    shopkeepers also beat up the Nasaka personnel harshly.”


    Afterwards, the Nasaka personnel returned to their
    camp and appraised the event to the commander. After half an hour,
    around 30 Nasaka personnel went again to the spot and surrounded the
    whole market and arrested the people whom they (Nasaka) met in the
    market. However, at that night, the Nasaka arrested 12 shopkeepers or
    villagers from the market, said one of the shopkeepers on condition
    of anonymity.

    Besides, the Nasaka looted many goods from the
    market by breaking the shops, such as — diesel, petrol, edible oil,
    cigarettes, biscuits, soaps, sugar, medicine, powder milk, onion,
    garlic, pea and etc, the shopkeeper more added.

    On December 14, the Nasaka again went to the village
    and arrested 6-villager from the village. As a result, villagers were
    fleeing from the village to avoid the arrest and torture of Nasaka
    personnel, said a local businessman.

    All the arrestees have been detained at the Nasaka
    camp. The Nasaka threatened to the villagers that they have to arrest
    more than 100 villagers in upcoming. So the villages become
    terrified, the businessman added.

    A village elder said, “The Nasaka creates problem
    between the Nasaka and Rohingya villagers to oppress and repress the
    Rohingya people.”

    Another local leader said, “What would be the
    future of our Rohingya people.”