Bangladesh sends back 169 Rohingyas

| Updated: Dec 27, 2016 20:38 IST

Dhaka [Bangladesh], Dec. 27 (ANI): At least 169 Rohingyas were sent back by the Border Guard Bangladesh (BGB) after they tried to enter the country illegally. The trespassers were intercepted at different points of the Naf River and Ukhiya border by the BGB personnel. Dhaka Tribune quoted Teknaf 2 BGB Commander Abujar Al Zahid as saying, "We raided different points of the river from 5am to 8am and pushed back at least 120 Rohingyas boarded on eight boats." Meanwhile, 49 Rohingyas, including women and children, were also sent back from Ukhiya's Palongkhali border. So far, thousands of Rohingyas have been pushed back by Bangladesh. Bangladesh has strengthened security along its border with Myanmar to prevent the entry of Rohingyas, who are trying to cross into its territory illegally due to violence in the Rakhine state that has claimed lives of at least 86 people and displaced 30,000 others.(ANI)