The NSCN militants who surrendered.

Five militants belonging to two different factions of the National Socialist Council of Nagaland (NSCN) have surrendered in the Tirap district of Arunachal Pradesh.

The militants, belonging to the NSCN (K-YA) and the NSCN (IM), surrendered before the additional deputy commissioner (ADC) of Tirap district, police and the 6th Assam Rifles.

The surrendered militants include 36-year-old Goliam Gangsa (36).

Gangsa was a self-styled (SS) lance corporal of the NSCN (K-YA).

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He joined the militant outfit in 2008.

Gangsa surrendered a .32 mm pistol along with live .32 mm ammunition and a .32 mm magazine.

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The others, who also surrendered at the event, are 21-year-old Wangjah Wangsu, SS corporal of the NSCN (K-YA), who joined the outfit in December 2004 and 30-year-old Khuadan Wangsu, SS lance corporal of the NSCN (K-YA), who joined the outfit in 2009.

The two other militants, who also surrendered on the same day, are 34-year-old Chaifut Pansa, SS corporal of the NSCN (IM). and 36-year-old Thiamlang Tesia, SS sergeant major of the NSCN (IM), who joined the outfit in 2010.

Avik Chakraborty

Avik Chakraborty is Northeast Now Correspondent in Dibrugarh. He can be reached at: babs8oct@gmail.com