"From today onwards, if any innocent NDFB cadres were killed by Indian forces in the name of fake encounter, the Boroland Army (armed wing of the NDFB) would take action against any Indian," B Jwngkhang, deputy chief of the Boroland Army, said.
"One innocent Bodo would be equal to 20 Indian or may be more and we don't care who they are, maybe Indian civilian or Indian forces," the statement said.
Security forces in the past three months have killed at least 20 NDFB cadres, besides arresting more than 15 militants in separate raids even as the tribal separatist group has continued with a series of kidnappings for money.
"And this (threat) would be anytime and any moment we are ready to strike. Remember this warning and be serious before killing any innocent Bodo people," the rebel statement warned the Assam government.