BGB seeks people's help to check influx from Myanmar

BGB seeks people’s help to check influx from Myanmar


Dhaka – Noting that they have taken all-out steps to check the influx of Rohingyas into Bangladesh, Director General (DG) of Border Guard Bangladesh (BGB) Maj Gen Abul Hossain on Friday sought local people’s help in this regard, UNB news agency reported.
“Additional BGB personnel have been deployed along the Bangladesh-Myanmar. They’re patrolling important points. However, local community’s help is needed in this regard,” he told a press conference in Teknaf near Cox’s Bazar.
BSS reported: Gen Abul Hossain today said with help of brokers some Rohingya people from Myanmar have entered Bangladesh. “But there is no specific statistics about the number of Rohingyas entered Bangladesh,” he said after visiting several border points in Ukhiya and Teknaf upazilas of the district.The BGB DG said, “We have identified some points in the bordering areas to prevent illegal entry of Rohingya people from Myanmar. BGB men have remained on high alert to stop illegal entry of the Rohingyas.”Referring to government’s zero tolerance stance on dealing with terrorism issue, he said there is no scope of conducting acts of terrorism inside Bangladesh territories.
UNB adds: He said that Rohingyas entering Bangladesh with the help of local brokers are taking shelter in their relatives’ houses and Rohingya camps. He, however, said the local administration is working to find them out.
Asked about the Myanmar citizens who have already intruded into Bangladesh, Abul Hossain said the government will take the decision about them. “BGB’s duty is to patrol the border,” he said.
Replying to another query, he said they are giving all types of humanitarian assistance to the Rohingyas while pushing them back to Myanmar.
Earlier on Thursday, the BGB chief went to Teknaf and visited several points of Bangladesh-Myanmar border, the Naf River and several border outposts.
Nearly 70 people were killed in clashes with security forces since the Myanmar army swooped on Rakhine state (Arakan), an area along the border with Bangladesh that is home to the Muslim Rohingya minority on October 9.
Following the incident, the Rohingyas have been intruding into Bangladesh in search of safe places.


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