Incident Summary:

12/28/2017: Assailants stopped a truck and abducted its driver, identified as A. Akhikho, in Motbung, Manipur, India. Akhikho was rescued by security forces on December 30, 2017. No group claimed responsibility for the incident; however sources attributed the kidnapping to the Chingtam Liberation Army, a subgroup of the Manipur Naga People's Army (MNPA). Additionally, sources suspected that Kuki tribal militants may have carried out the attack.




South Asia

region/u.s. state:



Location Details:
The incident occurred in the Senapati district.

Attack Information
Type of Attack (more) Hostage Taking (Kidnapping)
Successful Attack? (more) Yes
Target Information (more)
Target Type: Private Citizens & Property
Name of Entity Not Applicable
Specific Description Truck Driver: A. Akhikho
Nationality of Target India
Additional Information
Hostages Yes
Number of Hostages 1
US Hostages 0
Days of Kidnapping 2
Outcome Successful Rescue
Ransom Yes
Total Ransom Amount Demanded 20007.00
Ransom Amount Demanded from US Sources 0.00
Total Ransom Amount Paid 0.00
Total Ransom Amount Paid by US Sources 0.00
Ransom Notes Unknown
Property Damage No
Weapon Information
Type Sub-type
Firearms Handgun
Weapon Details
A Chinese-made 9-mm pistol was used in the attack.
Additional Information
Suicide Attack?No
Part of Multiple Incident?No
Criterion 1 (more) Yes
Criterion 2 (more) Yes
Criterion 3 (more) Yes
Doubt Terrorism Proper (more) No
Perpetrator Group Information
Group Name Group Sub-name Claimed Responsibility
Kuki Tribal Militants (suspected) No
Manipur Naga People's Army (MNPA) Chingtam Liberation Army No
Perpetrator Statistics
Number of Perpetrators 3
Number of Captured Perpetrators 3
Casualty Information
Total Number of Casualties 0 Fatalities / 0 Injured
Total Number of Fatalities 0
Number of U.S. Fatalities 0
Number of Perpetrator Fatalities 0
Total Number of Injured 0
Number of U.S. Injured 0
Number of Perpetrators Injured 0
"Naga militants involved in kidnapping held, victim rescued," United News of India, December 30, 2017.
"New militant outfit busted in Manipur," Hindustan Times, December 30, 2017.
"Naga driver kidnapped in Manipur," Business Standard India, December 29, 2017.