Timika , 29/4 ( Jubi ) – A community leader from Amungme, Andreas Anggaibak, urged Mimika police to immediately arrest the warlords from two rival groups involved in violence in Timika.
“I call on both groups … together with traditional leaders and religious leaders to deal to sit together to prevent another conflict in the future ” he said in Timika on Tuesday ( 29/4 ).
“The ongoing tribal war has happened because there’s no law enforcement, ” he said .
The local government needs to coordinate and handle the matter with the military seriously, he added.
He also said the government in Mimika has failed to cooperate with the police to find a solution to the problem.
“There are many forces both from the military and the police but this conflict seems to be ignored. All stakeholders should find the right solution and mete out sanctions on this matter, ” he stated.
Some people are traumatized and constantly on edge because of the conflict when they are outside their homes.
“When even someone who was in the house got shot, what about someone who is outside?” Petronella, a housewife said in Timika on Tuesday ( 29/4 ). (Jubi/Eveerth/Tina)