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Kenyam returns to calm following mediation of resident conflicts

Tabloid Jubi - February 20, 2024

Jayapura, Jubi – The security situation in Kenyam, the capital of Nduga Regency in Mountainous Papua Province, has returned to a state of calm following conflicts between resident groups on Thursday (15/2/2024).

Nduga Police chief Adj. Sr. Comr. V.J Parapaga confirmed this. He mentioned that successful mediation between the conflicting groups took place, supported by the Regional Leadership Communication Forum (Forkopimda) and attended by Edison Gwijangge, the Acting Regent of Nduga, as well as Lt. Col. Inf. Hulisda Melala, the commander of the 1706/ND Infantry Battalion.

According to Parapaga, their team received updated information indicating approximately eight people were injured due to the clashes, all of whom will receive assistance from the Nduga Regency Government.

"Additionally, there was damage to a car and a house owned by the chairman of the Regional People's Representative Council, but the issue has been resolved," he said in a WhatsApp message on Sunday (18/2/2024).

From the mediation results, several agreements were reached. First, the dispute between the two groups will remain dormant until a final agreement is reached. Secondly, to maintain order and security in Kenyam City, residents are prohibited from carrying weapons such as arrows, machetes, and bows in public places.

Parapaga expressed hope that with this opportunity, the situation in Nduga Regency will remain conducive and peace can be maintained for the common interest. He emphasized that security forces will continue to patrol and monitor vulnerable points to prevent any disturbances to the peace in the area. (*)

Source: https://en.jubi.id/kenyam-returns-to-calm-following-mediation-of-resident-conflicts