Police confirm death of leader of Yahukimo-based Papuan terror group
Jayapura, Papua (ANTARA) – Senaf Soll, aka Ananias Yaluka, who joined an armed Papuan separatist terrorist group in Yahukimo district, Papua province, died at around 10:30 p.m. local time on Sunday, according to a police officer.
Papua Police Criminal Investigations Department Director Faizal Rahmadani confirmed Soll’s death on Monday morning.
“A report on his death is reliable. Yahukimo police station is looking after the deceased, and it is not yet known where the deceased will be buried,” he told ANTARA in Jayapura, the provincial capital. from Papua.
Known as one of the leaders of the armed group operating in Dekai, Yahukimo district, Soll died as a result of intensive medical treatment at Bhayangkara Police Hospital.
Soll, who left the Indonesian military to join the armed group, was apprehended by the Nemangkawi task force at the office of the West Papua National Committee (KNPB) based in Dekai on September 1, 2021.
Soll was fired from the military in 2019 after the Jayapura Military Court found him guilty of involvement in an illegal firearms and ammunition trade in Mimika district, Papua province.
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Prior to his dismissal, Soll was a 2nd Soldier in the 754 / ENK Infantry Battalion. After joining the armed separatist terrorist group, Soll was involved in a series of criminal offenses.
Soll’s criminal record indicates his involvement in the fire at a Bank Rakyat Indonesia (BRI) ATM machine and the murder of two innocent civilians: Hendry Jovinsky and Muhammad Toyib.
His notorious armed group had also been implicated in several deadly assaults against members of the military.
Papua has been reeling from gun violence in recent years.
On August 22, 2021, the terrorist group led by Tenius Gwijangge launched a deadly attack on several PT Indo Mulia Baru construction workers involved in the construction of a bridge over the Brazza River to Yahukimo.
Two workers, identified as Rionaldo Ratu Roma and Dedi Imam Pamungkas, died in the attack.
The attackers also set fire to their bodies and a van, according to Faisal Rahmadani.
Members of the terrorist group also attacked several personnel from the Indonesian Police Mobile Brigade (Brimob) when they went to the scene of the shooting to retrieve the bodies of the deceased workers, he said earlier.
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