June 10, 2017
A huge contingent of Tatmadaw forces suddenly surrounded Gojjon Dhia in Maungdaw South and took up aggressive positions creating panic in the area, according to our local correspondent.
At around 10 am on Friday, the forces arrived and got out of their vehicles, aggressively pointing their weapons in the direction of the village. The village tract was surrounded from all sides and the Tatmadaw men even took up positons in the graveyard.
They maintained the position for few hours and then went away without any explanation. No arrests were made.
Gojjon Dhia has long been relatively peaceful and the sudden arrival of the Tatmadaw has led to confusion and terror.