Bandarban, Feb 6 (UNB) – Some 160 Myanmar nationals of 35 families, who were displaced due to fighting between the Myanmar military and Arakan Army in Chin State, have entered Bangladesh here.
Locals and community leaders said they entered Bangladesh through Remakree Prangsha border in Ruma upazila on Tuesday after staying at the no-man’s land along Chaikkhong border since Saturday.
The Myanmar nationals, belonging to Buddhist ethnic groups like
Khumi, Khyan and Bawm, have taken shelter in temporary tents in bordering Cheihkayingpara and adjoining villages.
Locals were seen providing them with food.
Intelligence sources said a joint team of Bangladesh Army and Border Guard Bangladesh (BGB) has visited the area and the local administration has sent officials to observe the situation.
BGB sources said several teams were patrolling in the bordering areas to enforce more security.
Shamsul Alam, upazila nirbahi officer of Ruma upazila, said he was informed by local representatives about the intrusion of the Myanmar nationals.