BGB, BGP conduct joint patrol along border |

BGB, BGP conduct joint patrol along border

Sun Online Desk     12th March, 2018 01:42:20 printer

BGB, BGP conduct joint patrol along border

A joint patrol was conducted between the Border Guard Bangladesh (BGB) of Bangladesh and the Border Guard Police (BGP) of Myanmar along the Bangladesh-Myanmar border on Sunday.


The patrol was conducted between Bandarban's Ghumdum and Rakhine's Tambru on Sunday from 1000 hrs to 1200 hrs, BGB 34 battalion Commanding Officer Lt Col Monzurul Hassan Khan confirmed to this correspondent.


It will continue over the next few of days, he said.


“The joint patrol will improve the relation of border forces of the two countries and strengthen their policy”, he added.


Rohingya leader Dil Mohammad said “We hope the joint patrol will be able to bring peace for the people in no man's land”.


Fifteen BGB members and 17 BGP members took part in the patrol, which started from Bangladesh-Myanmar Friendship Bridge near Ghumdum border outpost (BOP) and concluded near Tambru BOP.


Earlier, on March 6, the border forces of the two countries conducted another joint patrol on the Naf River to improve harmony between two neighbouring countries.


Recently, Myanmar security forces started building bunkers and barbed-wire fences along the border as well as carryign out patrols opposite Tambru area under Naikkhangchhari in Bandarban which sparked fears among the Rohingya refugees stranded in no man's land near Bangladesh-Myanmar border.


Source: UNI