President Joko Widodo (Jokowi) affirmed that Indonesia and its people are not afraid to face terrorism.
"I affirm that this country and its people will never be afraid of terror. We will never give any chance for terrorism to hamper the security of the country," he stated in a press conference at the Bogor Presidential Palace on Thursday. He further explained that based on the statement of Coordinating Minister, Wiranto; Police, Deputy Commander General, Syafruddin; and Head of State Intelligence Agency, Budi Gunawan, all terror convicts in Mako Brimob Kelapa Dua, Depok, have surrendered.
The president appreciated the National Police`s response to the incident in the prison.
"On behalf of the people and the state, I wish to express my gratitude to all the security forces who were involved in handling the incident," he stated.
Earlier, a riot broke out among prisoners at the Mako Brimob detention centre. The incident left five policemen and one inmate dead. A total of 155 detainees in Mako Brimob, Kelapa Dua, have surrendered themselves to the police. A security officer had also been held hostage. The police have given the ultimatum to the prisoners to surrender or face arrest through a raid.