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BGB DG visits Tumbru, Ghumdhum border

Published : 08 Feb 2024 12:08 AM

Director General of Border Guard Bangladesh (BGB) Major General Mohammad Ashrafuzzaman Siddiqui on Wednesday visited Tumbru and Ghumdhum border areas and exchanged views with the on-duty border guard personnel.

He said that BGB is trying to deal with the situation by maintaining humanitarian and good international relations with maximum patience.

Talking to reporters at Ghumdhum High School after his visit, the BGB chief said the BGB personnel are showing maximum patience and trying to face the situation giving importance to international relation with Myanmar as directed by the Prime Minister, reports BSS.

He asked the BGB members to remain alert and discharge their duties with utmost sincerity and professionalism to protect the country's sovereignty and independence.

A number of Myanmar's different forces including border guard police (BGP) and security forces have fled to Bangladesh and taken refuge here, he said, adding "We have provided them shelter and food."

The BGB DG said discussions are going on between the officials of the two countries to send them back as soon as possible.  

"Our home ministry and foreign affairs ministry are on parley with Myanmar authorities. We have also talked with the distracted Myanmar soldiers, who also want to go back quickly," he said.      

"In no circumstances we will allow any Rohingya to enter Bangladesh territory. The situation is completely under control of BGB," he said.

 Siddiqui inquired about the health condition of the members of BGP, Myanmar army, immigration and other law enforcing personnel and visited the injured persons in the hospital.