Jayapura , 27/1 ( Jubi ) – It was suspected a violence act by officers of security forces when conducting a search of the shooter at Dondobaga church in Kulirik, Puncak Jaya . However, Chief of Puncak Jaya Police, Marselin Sarimin and Pangdam XVIII Cenderawasih ( Commander of Cenderawasih Military Area XVII) , Maj. Gen. Christian Zebua denied the information about the violence .
Puncak Jaya resident, Ely Tabuni in his report to Tabloidjubi Media told that some people who were worshiping in the Dondoboga church were abused by Indonesia National Security ( TNI). This incident was occurred at 08.00 ( local time).
“At that time, they were raiding the residents that suspected as members of Liberation Papua Movement in the church . Some officers of TNI hit and expelled residents who did not accept this disruption during worshiping . Luckily, there were thero officers who managed their fellows to stop this violence,” he said on Monday ( 27/1 ).
Ely added , the apparatus then detained two people, are Tenius Telenggen and Tigabur Enumbi to the local Police .
Chief of Puncak Jaya Police, Adjunct Senior Commissioner, Marselin Sarimin as confirmed, denied the testimony of citizens . “The information was not true . There was no siege in the church because service schedule begun around 9ish in the morning .They turned around the facts, there was no violence incidence.” said Marselis , Monday ( 27/1 ) .
When asked about the burning of houses, Marselin justified that all of these are public deception and not true .
“Only Vice chief of Puncak Jaya Police with two pastors who went to the church to check unscrupulous OPM . We’re just two people to accompany the pastor. It is impossible the police and the military doing violence in worship place. I also have contacted the National Human Rights Commission of Papua that there was no beating towards residents. ” he said .
Chief of Puncak Jaya Police admitted that they have arrested two people suspected of being members of the TPN / OPM .
“The church was empty at that time. Both of them were detained in the church at six o’clock . If in investigation process they are not guilty, they will be released . There was no military punishment of citizens . So it is not true . So there is no story of violence by the security forces against citizens.” he said .
Commander of Cenderwasih Military Area XVII (Pangdam), Maj. Gen. Christian Zebua firmly rejected this misleading information above. He stated, “It is not true , this is a public deception., remember a few months ago there were also news reported that 33 people from Mulia killed by the military. Unfortunately, it was a hoax. For this matters, journalists communicated to us and this issue made people feel tense and so on .” he said .
When asked about the anticipation of the military if the presence of backlash or retaliation from OPM related to the three members who died some time ago? Pangdam simply replied , “The army was professional and we are not afraid of it . No revenge intention, the army was there. Indeed he was there to become the community shield.”
Commander of Cenderwasih Military Area XVIII also said his institution remains committed to crack down the groups that disrupt and terrorize communities .
“Through this time, we act assertively for example we killed members of OPM in Timika and Mulia who disturbing people. This info we got from the community. They said it is OPM, sir , so we shot. Don’t ever think that the people do not support us. How did we know where they were, all the information are from the people.” he said . (Jubi/Indrayadi TH/Tina)