Jayapura City- “Commander of Kodam XVII/Cenderawasih Major General Izak Pangemanan confirmed that the riot that occurred on Thursday (28/12), during the procession of the body of former Papua Governor Lukas Enembe, in Jayapura was masterminded by members of KNPB and ULMWP.
KNPB and ULMWP are organizations that fight to separate Papua from the Republic of Indonesia.
“KNPB and ULMWP members rioted during the delivery of the body from STAKIN Sentani, Jayapura Regency, to the late residence in Koya Tengah, Muara Tami District, Jayapura City,” said Pangdam XVII / Cenderawasih Major General TNI Izak Pangemanan after a meeting with the community at Makodam XVII / Cenderawasih in Polimak, Jayapura, Friday.
Asserted, KNPB and ULMWP members who infiltrated and joined the masses accompanying the corpse’s journey to cause the stoning and burning of buildings and vehicles.
As a result of the stoning action, members of the TNI-Polri were injured including Acting Governor of Papua Ridwan Rumasukun.
Even our facilities in Waena such as shop houses and dormitories were burned down, said Major General TNI Izak.
He said, the KNPB and ULMWP members infiltrated in the midst of the masses who escorted the body to cause a number of actions.
Even the group tried to provoke, but TNI-Polri members were not provoked and continued to take measured law enforcement actions in accordance with applicable laws and regulations.
“The security forces will thoroughly investigate both cases of beatings and arson,” said Pangdam XVII / Cenderawasih Major General Izak Pangemanan.
The body of former Papua Governor Lukas Enembe, Friday afternoon (28/12), was buried in the yard of his residence located in Koya Tengah, Muara Tami District, Jayapura City, Papua. Former Papua Governor Lukas Enembe died on Tuesday (26/12) at Gatot Subroto Army Hospital in Jakarta.*”