Jayapura – Entering the 6th month of the search for the Susi Air pilot, the Papuan Police are continuing to negotiate and narrow the space for the Armed Criminal Group (KKB) who took Capt. Philip Mark Marthens on February 7th.
Negotiation is the main choice for security forces under the coordination of the Papua Regional Police Chief and the Commander of the XVII/Cenderawasih Kodam.
“The steps we have taken so far are to approach religious leaders, community leaders and families. We always continue to do this, hopefully Egianus can soon hand over the pilot to us,” said the Papuan Police Chief.
However, for the past six months, the communication efforts of those who have been mobilized have not yielded results, giving rise to suspicions that they are only taking advantage of the situation for their own benefit.
Seeing this, Faakhiri explained that Egianus was a person who was difficult to approach, so that only a few people could communicate directly.
“From what I have heard and evaluated, it may be more to the motive of the people’s inability to communicate with Egi. Because Egi is a figure that is difficult for anyone to approach, so we have to find the right person so we can meet Egi immediately,” he said.
However, Faakhiri ensured that several people who were believed to be liaisons had met Egianus Kogoya in person.