The situation is conducive. For now, we have detained eight alleged perpetrators
Kupang, E Nusa Tenggara (ANTARA) - The police in East Flores District of East Nusa Tenggara arrested eight individuals over a tribal clash on Adonara Island that claimed six lives.
"The situation is conducive. For now, we have detained eight alleged perpetrators," East Flores Police Chief Adjunct Senior Commissioner Deny Abraham noted in a text message here on Thursday.
Abraham did not furnish details on the identities of the eight individuals, claiming that the police had yet to name a suspect in the incident.
"However, there is a high likelihood of them being named suspects," Abraham stated.
A tribal clash broke out in Sandosi Village on March 5 at around 10 a.m. local time during which six lives were lost. The clash was spurred by a land dispute in Wulen Wata, Bani, Sandosi Village.
The six victims are identified by their initials as MKK (80), YMS (70), YOT (56), and SR (68) from the Kewaelaga tribe and YH (70) and WK (80) from the Lamatokan tribe.
The police has worked closely with the village head and local figures to maintain a conducive situation in the area.
In addition to personnel from the East Flores Police, the authority had deployed 100 personnel from other regions, including Lembata and Sikka, as well as the police mobile brigade.
Source: ANTARA News