Jayapura, 11/6 (Jubi) – The police/military joint force managed to shoot dead Rudi Orerei, the leader of the armed group in Angkaseira Sub-district of Yapen Islands Regency on Tuesday (10/6) at around 10:00 Papua time, the Papuan police chief said.
Inspector General Police Tito Karnavian said security forces had just returned from Kainui Village, Angkaseira Sub-district to investigate the scene related to the murder of Erens Aninam by Elias Aninam, when Orerei’s group opened fire.
“When the joint force arrived at Konti Village, they were confronted by the armed group. Orerei was shot in his head during the gunfire. He is dead while the others ran away,” Tito said.
He said Orerei was suspected to have been behind a series of murders, blackmailing, and attacks on places of worship andthe Angkaseira police station.
“He was a criminal. He wasn’t a member of Papua Free Movement. His team members are only about 20-30 persons with five or six guns they had,” he said.
“During the ambush on the scene, the officers found five magazines and a gun V5 Sabhara seizing by the armed group from the police officers in Angkaseira Police Station,” he said. (Jubi/Arjuna/rom)