Jayapura, 7/2 (Jubi) – Commander of Military Area (Pangdam) XVII Cenderawasih , Maj. Gen. Christian Zebua. denied the information about a crossfire between TNI- Police and armed group in Puncak Jaya, Papua, have caused hundreds of people moving out from the region due to fear.
“That is not true. The situation in Puncak Jaya is fine. Nothing to worries. Community activities run as usual. So, the information or news which is spread out is not true, “said Zebua on Friday (2/7).
He again stressed the Information about hundreds of people evacuated from the area of Puncak Jaya was deliberately created for a specific purpose.
“This statement intentionally made by a certain group or party ” he said
The same thing is also confirmed by Papua police spokesman, Sulistyo Pudjo Comr.
“That information is not true, there is no Puncak Jaya residents flee. The condition in Puncak Jaya is safe,” he added this is purposefully created when security forces will conduct law enforcement.
“It’s an issue in order to stop us conducting law enforcement in that area.” he explained.
Still, one of the residents of Puncak Jaya, Muli Wonda reported about 200 residents including himself had to leave Puncak Jaya because of fear.
“I am a Dondobaga resident who live in Kulirik village. I chose to flee to Nabire with other people because the TNI-Police frequently conduct incursions. This made us feel unsafe, uncomfortable and afraid ,”said Muli Wonda via cell phone a few days ago. (Jubi / Arjuna/Tina)