Bangladesh sends back 45 Rohingyas

| Updated: Dec 24, 2016 23:16 IST

Dhaka [Bangladesh], Dec. 24 (ANI): At least 45 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 by the BGB personnels. Dhaka Tribune quoted, Teknaf 2 BGB Commander Lt Col Abujar Al Zahid, as saying, "We raided Hnila Fulerdeil points of the river from 5am till 9am and pushed back at least 45 Rohingyas boarded on three boats." 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)