A Rohingya terrorist named Mohammad Nabi (40) was shot dead in an attack by Myanmar’s armed group Arakan Salvation Army (Arsa) at Balukhali Shelter Camp (Camp-8 West) in Ukhia Upazila of Cox’s Bazar.
This incident happened around 1:30 pm on Friday. Nabi, who was shot, is the son of Mohammad Hashim of Block B-39 of the shelter camp.
Rohingya leaders said that one of the masterminds of drug smuggling in Nabi shelter camp is an associate of Nabi Hussain, head of Rohingya terrorist group Nabi Group.
Mohammad Nabi had a dispute with Arsa terrorists over the sharing of drug smuggling money. Today at noon 10 to 12 Arsa terrorists entered the camp and tried to take him away. After failing, they shot the Prophet a few times and ran away. The police rescued the injured Nabi from the spot and took him to the hospital.
Confirming the truth of the incident, the officer-in-charge of Ukhia police station, Sheikh Mohammad Ali, told Prothom Alo that the shot Nabi is currently undergoing treatment at Cox’s Bazar Sadar Hospital.
He has multiple bullet marks on his forehead and leg. Acting on the complaint, members of the Armed Police Battalion (APBN) searched Nabi’s residence in the refugee camp in the afternoon and recovered an unexploded grenade.
OC Sheikh Muhammad Ali also said that the explosives team of the army is going to the spot tomorrow Saturday morning to defuse the grenade. Clashes between two Rohingya terrorist groups have occurred over drug smuggling and refugee camp dominance. Law enforcement forces are conducting operations to nab the terrorists.
A number of Rohingya leaders, on the condition of anonymity, said that the shootings between Arsa and Nabi Hussain’s forces took place over drug smuggling.
Nabi Hussain’s forces are collecting weapons, ammunition and hand grenades with drug money to stop Arsa’s gunmen. This is spreading fear among ordinary Rohingya refugees.
Earlier, two brothers Jahangir Alam (27) and Chayed Alam (22) were shot dead by armed Rohingya terrorists in the block A of Lambashia shelter camp (Camp-2 East) in Ukhia on Wednesday afternoon. Both of them are currently undergoing treatment at Cox’s Bazar Sadar Hospital.
Sheikh Mohammad Ali, OC of Ukhia police station, said that they were shot in the neck, hands, legs and different parts of the body.
Rohingya leader Mohammad Hossain alias Shafiq (30) was killed by Arsa terrorists in Ukhiya’s Balukhali shelter camp on the night of December 29.
Nur Hashim, the younger brother of the victim, filed a murder case against 15 to 20 people including Arsa chief commander Ataullah Abu Ammar Jununi in Ukhia police station. In this incident, the police arrested five accused, but the main culprits are still at large.