Indonesia troops near the border (Jubi)
Indonesia troops near the border (Jubi)

Jayapura, 8/6 (Jubi) – After a shooting incident that killed a shopkeeper at the border with Papua New Guinea, there have been less activity conducted by civilians at Wutung and surrounding areas.  

Muaratami Police Chief Commissioner Yulius Yawan said Sunday residents had limited their activities while the police are ready to protect the area.

Meanwhile a Koya Timur resident, Irwan said, “My friends come for some occasion to the border, just for taking pictures. But after the shooting incident caused the death of a shopkeeper, we have never gone there.”

He said Koya residents, though hearing  another shooting incident, were sometimes brave enough.
“People are rarely leaving their house after 17.00 but they come fishing to the ponds for leisure in the morning till noon,” he said.

Earlier, on Tuesday (3/6), the Second Private Maulana Malik was shot on the left hip at around 13.15 in the gunfire at the border area. (Jubi/Indrayadi TH/rom)