Refugees in Wamena told to return home

The Sept 23, 2019 riot in Wamena, Jayawijaya District, forced tens of thousands of residents to take refuge at 34 command posts. However, one week after the riot broke out the situation and condition in Wamena began to be conducive

Jayapura, Papua (ANTARA) - Chief of Information Service of Cenderawasih Regional Military Command Lt. Col. Eko Daryanto has appealed to people who have taken refuge following Sept 23 riot in Wamena to return home due to increasingly conducive situation and normal economic life in the capital of Jayawijaya District.

"The Sept 23, 2019 riot in Wamena, Jayawijaya District, forced tens of thousands of residents to take refuge at 34 command posts. However, one week after the riot broke out, the situation and condition in Wamena began to be conducive," he said in Jayapura, capital of Papua Province, on Thursday night.

He said the security situation and economic life in Wamena have increasingly become conducive, with a number of traders at a traditional market resuming their activities.

Source: ANTARA News

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