The Jakarta Post, Jayapura | Archipelago | Mon, January 05 2015, 7:42 AM
The Papua Police were hunting an armed group led by Ayub Waker who is believed to be responsible for the recent fatal shootings of two Mobile Brigade (Brimob) officers.
“A platoon of mobile brigade officers from the Timika detachment has been deployed to find Waker’s group,” Papua Police chief Isp. Gen. Yotje Mende told Antara on Saturday.
Yotje said the search also aimed to get back two guns that had been taken by the group during the shooting on Thursday that killed Sec. Brig. Riyan Hariansyah, 22, and Sec. Brig. M. Adpriadi, 22, in the Utikini area in Tembagapura on Thursday.
“During our search, we had a brief exchange of fire but due to bad weather we did not continue and ordered the officers to return to the Timika headquarters,” he said. (***)