Jayapura, Papua (ANTARA) - Chief of the Papua Regional Police Inspector General Mathius Fakhiri confirmed that the current situation of public security and order in Papua is at a relatively conducive level.

"It is true that the security and order (situation) in society within the jurisdiction of the Papua regional police is relatively conducive, including at a number of highland resort police areas that often face security interferences," Fakhiri told ANTARA in Jayapura City on Wednesday.

However, he urged all police personnel to remain vigilant and alert while noting that several resort police in highland areas had earlier experienced security threats that resulted in casualties.

Bearing that in mind, the inspector general called on his personnel to stay vigilant and not be easily provoked by any movements carried out by the Papuan armed criminal group (KKB) and its sympathizers.

"I have instructed my personnel to stay alert and continue to maintain readiness to keep the conducive situation," he remarked.

The Papua police chief also outlined several regions in Papua that are prone to security threats, especially from the KKB, namely Pegunungan Bintang, Nduga, and Yahukimo districts in Papua Pegunungan Province, as well as Puncak and Intan Jaya districts in Central Papua Province.

Fakhiri also instructed his ranks to continue to conduct comprehensive investigations into cases of security disturbances that occurred in Yahukimo and Pegunungan Bintang.

In this context, he noted that the regional police plans to use several video footages showing the events of the incidents circulated in society as the initial data to be followed up.

"I have asked regional police heads to arrest all the perpetrators recorded in the widely circulated video footage. They will be assisted by the Cartenz Peace Task Force," Fakhiri stated.

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Translator: Evarukdijati, Tegar Nurfitra
Editor: Sri Haryati
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