Papua governor urges to end destabilizing activities

Papua governor urges to end destabilizing activities

Papua Governor Lukas Enembe held a press briefing following the riot at Waena Expo on Monday (Sept 23, 2019) (ANTARA News Papua/Hendrina Dian Kandipi/Su)

Jayapura, Papua (ANTARA) - Papua Governor Lukas Enembe has stressed on immediately stopping activities that disrupt security and stability in the easternmost Indonesian province.

"Stop all activities that trigger crimes. If (you) want to return to study, the region must be safe," Enembe emphasized in Jayapura, the capital of Papua Province, on Monday, while referring to students camping near the Cendrawasih University campus.

Enembe admitted to the security disturbance in Jayawijaya District and Jayapura city that resulted in the clash.

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"An exodus of students from different cities camped near the Cendrawasih University (Uncen) campus after which the police disbursed them. However, on returning home, they clashed with military/police personnel near the venue of Waena Expo," he stated.

Quoting on field information, he confirmed that the clash resulted in the death of a military man and injuries to four others. Civilians too were injured in the clash, though he could not as yet ascertain the exact count.

"Stop all activities that may lead to crimes and disrupt public order," he noted.

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The government had readied means of transportation for the students to return to the cities where they study. They must not disrupt security, peace, and order by using any form of jargon, he stated.

"Of course, security personnel will take firm measures if you disturb government activities, including being involved in arson and blocking state roads," he noted.

In related developments, the police is launching a manhunt to find the person, who supposedly disseminated hoax that fueled a violent demonstration in Wamena, Jayawijaya District, Papua Province, on Monday.

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"We will find (the person)," Chief of the Papua Provincial Police Inspector General Rudolf A. Rodja stated in Abepura, Jayapura, on Monday.

The hoax had led to a violent demonstration in Wamena, with some rioters going on a rampage and setting ablaze several facilities.

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