At least 26 policemen, including the in-charge of Apauk Wa police station, have surrendered to the Arakan Army (AA) on 13 November, said a reliable source.
Following the warning from AA members a few days back, the entire team of policemen surrendered with their weapons at around 11:30 am.
"They all came out of the camp and handed over their weapons to the AA. Their families accompanied AA members in the vehicles,” said a local villager.
He also added that there was no shooting or any unwanted incidents. They came and carried out their activities calmly.
Apauk Wa police station is located about 10 miles south of Kyauk Taw township on Yangon-Sittwe highway.
Similarly, 20 soldiers put on duty at
Kun Taung rail station in Ponna Kyunt township have also been
According to local sources, Sane city police station in Kyauk Phyu township, Thayet Cho camp in Lay Taung sub-township and Aung Hla Pyin police station in Rambree township have also abandoned their camps in fear of AA attacks.
The heavy gun fighting, which erupted on 13 November in Rakhine State between the junta forces and AA members, is still going on and hence military tension has been increased throughout the State.