The Papua Regional Police sent one platoon of joint Mobile Brigade personnel and the Nemangkawi Task Force to Beoga District, Puncak Regency, Papua, after two teachers’ shootings by an armed criminal group (KKB). The personnel dispatch was carried out with the assistance of the Beoga Police in pursuing the KKB.

“We have sent one organic Mobile Brigade platoon and the Nemangkawi Task Force to Beoga to back up the Beoga Police,” said Chief of Papua Regional Police Inspector General Mathius D Fakhiri in Jayapura, Saturday (10/4/2021).

Mathius said the team would pursue the KKB and secure residents. It will also separate the Beoga natives from the immigrants.

“We will separate the immigrant community who religious leaders assist in the Beoga District because they see the threat from the KKB, which makes people feel scared,” he said.

“The indigenous people of Beoga and KKB can be distinguished. Therefore, we will also send a team from Nemangkawi to get measurable and well-targeted targets so that Police can overcome these criminal groups immediately,” he added.

Previously Police reported that a junior high school teacher named Yonatan Randen was shot dead by KKB in Papua. This information was confirmed by the Chief of Puncak Sub-Regional Police, Police Commissioner I Nyoman Punia. He said one person who was the new victim of the KKB shooting was a teacher at Julukoma 1 Junior High School, Beoga District, Puncak Regency, Papua.

The day before (Thursday, 8/4), KKB also shot an elementary school teacher named Oktovianus Rayo (43) in Julukoma Village, Beoga District, Puncak Regency. Octavian’s shooting began at around 09.50 WIT when an unknown person (OTK) came to Oktovianus’ house.

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