Appreciation of Security Forces Efforts to Evacuate Victims of KST Papua Atrocities
Recently, the Papuan Separatist Terrorist Group (KST) has not stopped attacking the community by terrorizing, causing riots and even violence in the community which has resulted in casualties. In this time of crisis, the role of security forces is very important in maintaining order and providing assistance to victims of atrocities by Papuan KST members. This can be seen from the firm and fast attitude of the security forces in evacuating victims who fell as a result of the group’s atrocities.
Security forces have evacuated victims of murders carried out by KST Papua against security forces, workers and the community and KST leader Nduga Egianus Kogoya via video broadcast threatened to shoot the Susi Air Pilot hostage if the Indonesian government did not discuss the issue of Papua. This attack was carried out so that KST Papua could get food supplies and funds to liberate Papua from the Republic of Indonesia.
The Chief of Staff of the Indonesian Army, General TNI Maruli Simanjuntak, confirmed the incident. He said four personnel died as a result of gunfire. They were shot dead while trying to chase the TPNPB-OPM group. The TNI soldiers who died were Praka YL, Praka DB, Pratu MF and Prada DA. Meanwhile, the TNI soldiers who received gunshot wounds were Serda AH, Pratu MI, and Praka BS.
After the death of members of the NTT Police Mobile Brigade following a firefight with KST in Intan Jaya, KST Papua’s cruel actions demanded a quick and dedicated response from the security forces. 110 Central Sulawesi Police Mobile Brigade personnel have been deployed to the Papua region in the Cartenz 2024 Peace Operation Under Operational Control (BKO) of the Papua Police. Chief of Regional Police (Kapolda) of Central Sulawesi, Inspector General of Police. Agus Nugroho said that the personnel on duty, together with two supervisors and two trainers, would first take part in pre-operation training (Latpraops) in Cikeas, for one month, which would work in synergy with the TNI and then carry out their duties in Papua for around one year.
Latpraops is carried out in order to prepare National Police personnel to have understanding, knowledge, and know the main objectives and functions (tupoksi) of each in operations. By following latpraops, he said, personnel are expected to be able to understand the rules and procedures during operations so that they can run well, be efficient and successful while carrying out their duties.
Inspector General of Police. Agus Nugroho said that all personnel serving in Papua can guide and carry out orders to always maintain personal safety and security, maintain the honor and dignity of the National Police, as well as commitment and integrity to always serve the nation and state.
Security forces always fight with courage to evacuate victims affected by atrocities in KST Papua. These steps not only demonstrate their professionalism in dealing with emergency situations, but also underscore their commitment to protecting civilians and creating a safe environment. Apart from that, TNI Commander General Agus Subiyanto will also optimize a number of technologies to monitor the movement of KST Papua by using drones for patrols. This technology is useful for monitoring the situation in Papua effectively and making it safer for soldiers carrying out operational tasks.
Furthermore, the security forces will also continue to increase their security efforts to ensure that all community activities can run well and smoothly and in conducive conditions. Moreover, the democratic party and political contestation in the upcoming 2024 General Election will soon be held, so it is very clear that the security forces do not want any interference from any party that is at odds with the ideology of the Unitary State of the Republic of Indonesia (NKRI). ) to keep messing around.
Meanwhile, National Police Chief General Listyo Sigit Prabowo emphasized that his party would continue to monitor and secure the situation in the Papua region. According to him, the TNI-Polri also have a concept for dealing with KST in the Bumi Cenderawasih area. Listyo Sigit said that the police would prioritize a soft approach. Meanwhile, the hard approach will be used last.
The main concept carried out by the National Police is to strengthen and improve the welfare of the Papuan people. In appreciating these efforts, it needs to be acknowledged that the duties of security forces often involve great risks. Their involvement in rescuing victims and maintaining the security of the area is clear evidence of their dedication to humanitarian duties.
The public needs to provide moral support and appreciation to the security forces who have worked hard to protect and save lives. Hopefully their efforts can provide justice for the victims, as well as bring peace and stability back to the region.
It is important to continue to support security forces in carrying out their duties for the sake of mutual security and prosperity. Through good cooperation and coordination between security forces and the community, we can together create a safe and peaceful environment.