Jayapura, 1/7 (Jubi) – A total of 335 police and soldiers will be deployed to provide security during the presidential election on July 9, Puncak Jaya Police chief, adjunct commissioner major (Pol) Marselis Sarimin.
“Yes, they have been called up to secure the presidential election from any disruption by certain groups that exist in Puncak Jaya region and other regions,” he said by phone on Tuesday (1/7).
Here said Ilu, Tingginambut and Mulia districs are among areas in Puncak Jaya vulnerable to security disturbances.
“Therefore, we set up 25 specialized personnel for these areas. We do not want to take risks when delivering logistics to every village, “he said.
Earlier, Papua police chief, General Inspector, Tito Karnavian said, have shifted a number of troops to the areas that are considered vulnerable and potentially security disturbances.
The prone regions are Indonesia-PNG border, Lanny Jaya, Puncak Jaya, Yapen, Paniai, Tolikara, and Jayawijaya regencies. (Jubi / Arjuna / Tina)