Jayapura, Jubi – At least 6,000 are currently stand by to secure a visit by President Joko Widodo to Papua on Friday (8/5).
The Cenderawasih XVII Regional Military Commander Major General Fransen Siahaan told reporters on Wednesday (6/5/2015) in Jayapura that the military was deploying 3,260 personnel.
The Military Headquarters also provides five helicopters, a military aircraft and two warships to support them.
“We are ready to guard Mr. President in his visit to Papua,” said Siahaan.
Further he expects no group is intended to disturb the president’s mission to Papua. His first mission was in December 2014.
“If anyone wants to disturb or even stop the president’s mission, the security forces would not hesitate taking the firm action,” he said. Meanwhile the president’s mission plan to Manokwari, West
Papua would be discussed on Wednesday (6/5) since travelling to Bintuni will take a longer time.
The simulation of military’s guard preparation to protect the president’s visit was held in the Cenderawasih XVII Regional Military Command Headquarter on Tuesday (5/5) led by the Jayapura 172 Military Resorts Commander Colonel Infantry Trijuniarto. (*/rom)