Optimal Security Forces Free Pilot Susi Air, Amidst Weather Barriers and Difficult Terrain
The entire joint security apparatus has been very optimal in efforts to free Pilot Susi Air who was held hostage by the Papua Separatist and Terrorist Group (KST) led by Egianus Kogoya. In fact, in the midst of many threats and obstacles such as extremely extreme weather and hard-to-reach terrain, the effort and hard work and enthusiasm have not faded at all.
The joint Task Force (Satgas) of the Indonesian National Armed Forces (TNI) and the Indonesian National Police (Polri) to the State Intelligence Agency (BIN) admit that extreme weather and difficult terrain are the main factors in their obstacles in their efforts to carry out the rescue mission for Susi Air airline pilots. .
It is also known that the weather on Cenderawasih Earth, especially the hostage area of Captain Philips Mark Mehrtens, often changes erratically, making it difficult to predict.
In this regard, the Head of the Papua Regional Police (Kapolda), Inspector General of Police (Irjen Pol) Mathius D Fakhiri explained that the Papuan Separatist and Terrorist Group (KST) led by Egianus Kogoya also very deliberately continued to move their hostage places with the aim of making it difficult traced by security forces.
Although in fact, even though they often moved places with the aim of tricking them and so that the security forces could not track down the whereabouts of the separatist gang, it turned out that the sophistication of the TNI, Polri and BIN officers could not be doubted at all.
KST Papua continues to move the positions of the hostage takers around Nduga Regency and also Lanny Jaya so that the security forces from the joint personnel then continue to make efforts to further narrow their space so they don’t move again.
Not only that, the strategy adopted by the security forces from the joint forces was to cut off the supply chain of logistical materials to the separatist and terrorist groups in Bumi Cenderawasih so that they too would have trouble and could not treat hostages as they pleased.
What form of very high concern was given by all levels of the security apparatus only for the New Zealand national pilot, the Regional Commander (Pangdam) XVII / Cenderawasih Major General (Mayjen) TNI Izak Pangemanan revealed that until now his party continues to monitor and has never release monitoring.
In the results of field monitoring conducted by the security forces, it appears that currently the condition experienced by the Susi Air Pilot is still fine. Even now Philips Mark Mehrtens’ body is observed to be fat, not thin at all, so it can be seen that he is also not in a state of food shortage.
Then, judging from his face or facial expressions, he didn’t look stressed at all, so it could be said that he wasn’t in a state of fear either. Therefore, regarding how the security and rescue mission of the pilot captain does not need to be an issue at all.
All efforts to date have been maximized as best as possible by the ranks of the security forces from the joint personnel. His party is also in accordance with the directions given by the Government of the Republic of Indonesia (RI) that it will continue to uphold and prioritize a very humane approach.
The space for communication and negotiation continues to be wide open so that the case can be resolved properly without the need for armed contact or also to minimize the possibility of additional victims, especially innocent civilians.
There is absolutely no need for bloodshed to occur, so indeed the security forces from the joint forces of the Indonesian National Police to BIN continue to prevent this from happening and all the evacuation and release processes of the pilot can end smoothly and peacefully.
Because if all the efforts in the evacuation and rescue mission of the Susi Air Pilot can be carried out smoothly and full of peace, then the development which has been continuously intensified by the Government during the leadership of the President of the Republic of Indonesia, Joko Widodo (Jokowi) in Bumi Cenderawasih will of course also follow. well motivated too.
In the same vein, the TNI Commander, Admiral Yudo Margono, also said that efforts to free Philips Mark Mehrtens, who was being held hostage by KST Papua led by Egianus Kogoya, was through negotiations. All steps are fixed and continue to be attempted. This is because precisely what the security forces are trying to do should not have a bad impact and the community will feel the loss if the liberation effort uses military operations. Despite experiencing a lot of obstacles such as the hostage-taking locations that moved around and also had to endure extreme weather, which could change at any time, including the fact that the terrain that was traversed was so steep that it was difficult to reach, it turned out that all the efforts of all security forces the joint personnel in the Susi Air Pilot rescue mission have been carried out very optimally.