Indonesian National Police (INP) through the Special Detachment (Densus) 88 team moved quickly after the suicide bombing in front of the Cathedral Church, Makassar, South Sulawesi, Sunday (28/3).
INP Chief General Listyo Sigit Prabowo said that his staff had arrested several suspected terrorists. In Makassar, Densus arrested four people, namely the US, SAS, MR and AA.
“They played together with L and YSM (both suicide bombers), namely together in a Villa Mutiara study group,” said INP Chief General Listyo Sigit Prabowo in a written statement, Monday (29/3/2021).
The four suspected terrorists arrested in Makassar played a role in providing doctrine and preparing jihad plans and buying explosives to prepare suicide bombs.
At the same time, continued Listyo Sigit, the Densus team also carried out searches and arrests in two areas: Condet, East Jakarta and Bekasi, West Java. Four suspected terrorists were arrested, namely A, AH, AJ and BS, and evidence of bombs and other explosives.
“The police found five active bombs—the type of wick bomb, five large jars containing explosive chemicals, sulfur, flash folder and thermometer. Suspected terrorist will process these materials into 4 Kg of explosives, then another 1.5 Kg of explosives will be found,” explained the Chief of INP.
Then, the arrest operation results in Mataram, West Nusa Tenggara (NTB) Densus 88 secured five suspected terrorists from the Jamaah Ansharut Daullah (JAD) group. “A total of five perpetrators have been secured, and continue to be developed, shortly can be secured,” concluded the Chief of INP.
For this reason, the Chief of INP asked the people in Jakarta, Makassar, and West Nusa Tenggara (NTB) to carry out activities as usual and remain calm and not panic. He ensured that his ranks continued to pursue terrorist groups and thoroughly investigate the suicide bombing.
“I urge the public to remain calm, not to panic. Regarding the terrorist issue, we have to investigate it thoroughly,” concluded the Chief of INP.