Jayapura, Jubi TV – The West Papua National Liberation Army (TPNPB) under the command of Goliath Tabuni and Lekagak Telenggen claimed to have set fire in Ilaga, Puncak Regency and shot military on patrol in Keneyam, Nduga Regency, Papua.
"It's true, the TPNPB set fire in Ilaga by order of TPNPB Commander Gen. Goliath Tabuni and TPNPB General Operations Commander Maj. Gen. Lekagak Telenggen, with TPNPB Commander of Ilaga Penny Murib and TPNPB Commander of Sinak Militer Murib," said TPNPB spokesperson Sebby Sambom on Sunday, April 25, 2022.
The arson of a building belonging to PT Martha Tunggal Teknik in Ilaga's Gome District on Friday occurred at around 6 p.m. local time. Local authorities said there were no casualties in the arson.
Sebby Sambom also stated that his party attacked the Mupe 3 Military Post and killed a marine.
"On Friday, April 22, at 3 p.m., TPNPB Ndugama-Derakma troops and the Indonesian Military (TNI) and police attacked each other and we shot dead one person. We can't say for sure how many were injured," he said.
Sambom said that there were no injuries or deaths from the TPNPB during the attack.
According to Sambom, one of the TPNPB leaders Egianus Kogoya has called on civil society in the areas of Keneyam, Nogolaid, and Batas Batu not to be walking around the area where they live in the past few days. "Egianus and his troops have surrounded the Keneyam area and warned the people," he added.