9 Myanmar BGP members take refuge in Bangladesh

District Correspondent Cox's Bazar
Published: 14 April 2024, 05:05 PM
9 Myanmar BGP members take refuge in Bangladesh
File Photo

Nine members of Border Guard Police (BGP) of Myanmar took refuge in Bangladesh on Sunday morning amid the constant fighting between the Myanmar army and the rebel Arakan Army along the border.

They entered Bangladesh through Kharangkhali point and Jhimongkhali point of Whykong union at Teknaf upazila in Cox’s Bazar.

The members of Border Guard Bangladesh (BGB) disarmed them and took them into their custody.

Whykong Union Parishad Chairman Nur Ahmed Anwari confirmed the matter to Jago News. 

Earlier on March 30, three members of the Myanmar army (Tatmadaw) took shelter at Tambru Government Primary School after entering through the Tambru border of Ward 2 of Ghumdhum Union Parishad at Naikhongchhari upazila in Bandarban.

On March 11, 177 BGP members, including three officers of the Myanmar Army, took shelter in Bangladesh through the Jamchari border in Bandarban. They were sheltered at BGB Government Primary School. 

On February 15, a total of 330 members of Myanmar government forces including BGP, who took refuge in Bangladesh during the conflict in the border areas, were sent back.