Indonesian police chief calls for anticipatory measures against terrorism

Indonesian police chief calls for anticipatory measures against terrorism

General Police Badrodin Haiti. (ANTARA/Sigid Kurniawan)

You must be able to respond quickly and correctly to any security disruption that happens."
Jakarta (ANTARA News) - The Indonesia National Police Chief General Badrodin Haiti has called on all security personnel involved in the Ramadaniya Operation to ensure security during the post-fasting holiday of Lebaran and take anticipatory measures against any possible terror attacks.

"You must be able to respond quickly and correctly to any security disruption that happens," he said here on Thursday.

He said security personnel must adopt anticipatory measures against any possible threat of a terror action, sabotage or serious crime and prevent a possible sweep by mass organizations.

Badrodin added that financial transaction locations, rest areas, filling stations and other centers of public activities must be safeguarded as well.

He called on all security personnel to be prepared mentally and physically so that they can impart maximum service to the public during the holiday.

The general also emphasized the importance of security personnel in ensuring humane and proactive service for the public and increased alertness against possible security threats.

He said the police will deploy 158,402 security personnel jointly with other security agencies for an operation from June 30 to July 15.

The targets of the operation are locations of Eid prayers, residential areas, thoroughfares, tourist areas, terminals, stations, ports, airports and economic centers.

The government has predicted that up to 17.6 million people will travel home to commemorate Eid.

(Reporting by Taufik Ridwan/Uu.H-YH/INE/KR-BSR)

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