The provincial government of Papua has made assurance of providing security to all Indonesian residents in Papua, including those in Wamena, Jayawijaya District, following the recent riots.
In Jayapura on Monday, Papua Governor Lukas Enembe, expressed the local government’s readiness to conduct reconstruction and repair of all government and public assets, including offices, shops, and kiosks, that had borne the brunt of the rioting.
"Evacuation of victims of the riots, both the dead and injured, is the urgent response necessitated right now," Enembe stated.
Furthermore, the Papuan local government has offered food assistance and other basic daily essentials for people seeking refuge at military district command offices, police offices, churches, and mosques.
"I would like to apologize profusely and express my deepest condolences to all the victims, who had suffered owing to the riots in Wamena on September 23, 2019," Enembe emphasized.
Some provincial governments in Indonesia had earlier issued instructions to their representatives to facilitate the evacuation of their citizens living in Wamena, Jayawijaya District, to a safer place after the recent riots that killed 33 non-native residents of Papua. (ANTARA)