The Papua provincial government extended its deep condolences over the death of Brig. Gen. Putu IGP Dani NK, Indonesia’s top agent, who lost his life in a gunfight on Sunday.
“We are deeply saddened by the passing away of Brig. Gen. Putu IGP Dani NK,” Secretary at the Papua Provincial Administration Dance Yulian Flassy stated.
“I will be in Timika to witness the arrival of Brig. Gen. Putu IGP Dani NK’s coffin on Monday,” he told ANTARA in Jayapura on Sunday evening.
The coffin of Brig. Gen. Putu IGP Dani NK was moved from Dambet Village to Beoga Sub-district in Puncak District to be then flown to Timika in Mimika District on Monday.
From Timika, the coffin of this fallen head of Indonesia’s National Intelligence Agency (BIN)-Papua Office will be transported to Jakarta for a military funeral at Kalibata Heroes Cemetery on Tuesday.
Speaking in connection with Dani NK’s death, Flassy appealed to all communities across Papua to remain calm and not be incited by any unlawful act in the aftermath of this incident.
Papua Police Chief Insp. Gen. Mathius Fakhiri had stated earlier that this fallen BIN agent had died of gunshot wounds in Dambet Village, Beoga Sub-district, Puncak District, on Sunday at 3:50 p.m. local time.
Dani NK visited the village along with seven security personnel at about 9:20 a.m. local time aboard four motorcycles. During the stay at the village, he got shot in the gunfight.
Dambet Village is some three kilometers away from Beoga. It recently came under attack by the armed Papuan criminals, who had set ablaze several houses of innocent civilians and elementary school buildings.
Over the course of these past four months, Papua has borne the brunt of a string of violent attacks by the armed groups targeting civilians in districts, such as Puncak and Intan Jaya.
The armed groups often employ hit-and-run tactics against Indonesian security personnel, while they unleash acts of terror against civilians to instill a sense of fear among the people.
Among the victims of their acts of terror are motorcycle taxi (ojek) drivers, teachers, students, and street food vendors. They also attack civilian aircraft.
On April 8, 2021, several armed Papuan rebels reportedly opened fire at a kiosk in Julukoma Village, Beoga Sub-district, Puncak District, at about 9:30 a.m. local time.
The shooting resulted in the death of a Beoga public elementary school teacher, Oktovianus Rayo.
After killing Rayo, the armed attackers torched three classrooms at the Beoga public senior high school.
On April 9, 2021, armed rebels reportedly shot another teacher, Yonatan Randen, on the chest.
Several villagers tried to save the junior high school teacher and rushed him to the Beoga public health center, but he succumbed to his injuries.
The armed criminals operating in Beoga Sub-district apparently continued their vicious acts of killings, by setting ablaze nine classrooms at the Beoga public junior high school on April 11, 2021.
Four days after burning the school building down, the armed criminals killed Ali Mom, a student of the Ilaga public senior high school in Beoga Sub-district.
Source: Antara News