Naga rebel outfit National Socialist Council of Nagaland (NSCN-IM) has said that it is ready to protect its people if Islamic State (IS) carry out terror attack in Nagaland.
After the serial bomb blasts in Sri Lanka, the group has sounded an alert on its’ arms wing ‘Naga Army’ and their intelligence.
Executive member of the steering committee of NSCN (IM) V Horam said the outfit is ready to defeat the Islamist terrorist organization.
‘‘Our Naga Army is ready to defeat the ISIS. A strict order has been issued and our intelligence wing is active,’’ Horam told News 18.
“If outside forces want to disturb peace, we won’t sit quietly. We will defeat such forces. That’s why we have alerted our Naga Army,’’ Horam added.
The attackers in Sri Lanka targeted churches on Easter Sunday.
Out of 1.978 million populations in Nagaland, 88 per cent are Christians.
The census of 2011 recorded the state’s Christian population at 1,739,651, making it one of the three Christian-majority states in India along with Meghalaya and Mizoram.
On April 22, Nagaland chief secretary Temjen Toy directed the DGP to review the preparedness in case a similar incident happens in the hill state.