POLICE INVESTIGATE WEST PAPUA SUPPORT
East Sepik police in Papua New Guinea are gathering necessary information to verify and start investigating an armed group.
The armed group in East Sepik Province publicly announced its support to West Papua Liberation Army in a video widely circulated on social media.
An armed group in East Sepik announcing its support to the freedom fighters in West Papua.
Their support comes at a time when the Indonesian armed forces are carrying out a full scale operation against the freedom fighters.
Killing of a high ranking officer in the Indonesian Army has prompted the government to assign the operation. More reading: https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Papua_conflict#:~:text=Crocombe%20wrote%20that%20it%20has,or%20subjected%20to%20sexual%20violence.
East Sepik Police Commander, Albert Beli said a commanding officer manning Indonesia-PNG border, has alerted him about it.
Thus, he said they have engaged intelligence officers to verify the report and investigate it.
Further, FM100 News reported that police were yet to verify the origin of the armed group. Related post: https://pngsun.com/2020/06/06/melanesia-is-not-free-unless-west-papua-is-free/#:~:text=’Melanesia%20is%20not%20free%20unless,Hardy%20Lini%20once%20said%20this.&text=Late%20Lini%20said%20this%20in,for%20more%20than%2058%20years.
We are treating this as a high security alert in the province.Albert Beli