Longlit: The Army on Tuesday expressed hope that it would be able to wipe out the NDFB-Songbijit from Assam as operations were on against the underground outfit that had massacred 81 persons in December last year.
Over 171 cadres of the NDFB-S have been arrested so far during continuing successful operations against the group, GOC Red Horn Division Maj Gen C P Mohanty said.
Talking to reporters on the sidelines of an event here in Karbi Anglong district, he said though some of the top NDFB-S leaders fled outside the state, efforts were on to apprehend them to neutralise the outfit.
The Army today organised an event to distribute bicycles to school girls, weaving looms to women, wheel chairs to physically challenged people and also held a medical camp in remote Siloni Gaon of Longlit area.
The event, which was part of the Army's efforts to bring peace and harmony in East Karbi Anglong, was inaugurated by Gen Mohanty who emphasised on the need to improve infrastructure facilities and reach out to people in the remote areas.