Wamena, Jubi – Following opposition by students and other memebers of the public to plans to build a Mobile Brigade post in Wamena, Jayawijaya Police Chief Adolf Beay insisted that the project was supported by the community and the government.
He said the local community and Jayawijaya Government believed a Brimob Post should be built for the Papua Central Highland area given the vulnerable security situation. He also added that some Hukubiak tribal chiefs have approved its location that precisely located at the Honai Resort Hotel.
“The idea is to maintain security in new established regencies, namely Yalimo, Nduga, Tolikara, Lanni Jaya and Memberamo Tengah. It is to anticipate social unrest that might occur in Jayawijaya Regency and its surrounding new regencies,” he said.
In anticipating the rejection of local landowners to build the definitive Brimob troop Station at Maloma, Wouma and Welesi sub-districts, the Police Chief expected it could be discussed with the Jayawijaya Regent. However, he firmly refused a mass protest that will be held on next Monday (2/2) to express rejection on Brimob Headquarter.
“Because the situation in Wamena is still safe. About the location, let the local government discuss it with the landowners,” he said,
Earlier, many parties including the Jayawijaya students at Jayapura, the tribal chief and human right activist of the Papua Central Highland refused the Brimob Post at Wamena.
The Tribal Chief Markus Lanny said the Jayawijaya Regency has already safe and under control, therefore it’s not necessary to build a Brimob Post in this regency. “I am the Jagara Welesi Tribal Chief represent the Lanny-Tapo and Matuan clans firmly refused a Brimob Post in Jayawijaya,” he told to reporters at the Wamena Prison on Wednesday (28/1). (Islami/rom)