Jayapura, Jubi – Following the incident of a 10-year-old student in Sugapa District's Titigi Village suffering injuries from an explosion on November 9, 2023, the Intan Jaya Students Association (IPMI-J) from Jayapura urged local authorities, the military, and the police to take the matter seriously.
Yanius Kogoya, the Chairman of IPMI-J, highlighted the gravity of the incident, emphasizing the need for urgent attention from the government to safeguard students of all ages for Intan Jaya's future generations.
Kogoya called for the removal of the military post in Titigi Village and demanded accountability from the XVII Cenderawasih Military Command and the Police regarding the explosion's impact on the elementary school student.
"We oppose policies backed by the military, rejecting proposed investments and urging the withdrawal of Indonesian military presence in Intan Jaya," said Kogoya.
The association also refuted claims by the Head of Public Relations of the Papua Police that Titigi Village housed the West Papua National Liberation Army (TPNPB), asserting it as a civilian residence and emphasizing the state's responsibility to prioritize education and ensure accountability from security forces. (*)