The Head of the Madago Raya Operations Public Relations Task Force, Kombes Pol Didik Supranoto, said that his party had disseminated the identities of four terrorist members of the MIT group in public spaces or public facilities located in the Poso Pesisir, North Poso Pesisir, Poso Pesisir Selatan sub-districts in Poso Regency and Torue sub-districts. and Sausu District in Parigi Moutong.
“It is hoped that if there is a suspicious person, then their physical characteristics are in accordance with the leaflets that we have distributed to immediately contact the nearest police force,” said Kombes Pol. Didik Supranoto, Saturday (25/9).
The four terrorists were Askar alias Jaid alias Pak Guru, Muhklas alias Galuh alias Nae, Ahmad Gazali alias Ahmad Panjang and Suhardin alias Hasan Pranata.
Secretary of Kalemago Village, East Lore District, Poso Regency, Otniel Papunde hopes that all the four remaining terrorists can be arrested immediately to restore the sense of security for the residents who are still traumatized.
“Hopefully, it will be completed properly so that we are also comfortable here to carry out our activities. We have also started in the sense of moving, but we have not yet reached the interior of the mountain,” said Otniel Papunde when contacted FLY, Sunday (26/9) evening.
The action of the MIT group which killed four residents in the village last May, caused the residents not to feel safe to cultivate coffee and cocoa plantations which were far from the village.
“In our village, most of them have land there because there are special coffee and cocoa plantations because they are fertile there, the results are indeed good but so far no one has gone up, mostly around this area,” he added.
The Madago Task Force stated that it had established a bulkhead post to prevent the rest of the terrorist group from descending into the community’s villages. In addition, security posts have also been established near residential areas.
“People don’t need to be afraid because we from the police and TNI have been around you, both at security posts in vulnerable areas and at bulkhead posts,” said Kombes Didik Supranoto.
The search for the rest of the MIT group continues to be carried out by security forces in the mountainous forests of Poso, Sigi and Parigi Moutong Regencies. However, the Madago Raya Task Force called on the four terrorists to be willing to surrender themselves to the security forces.
The number of members of the MIT group continues to dwindle from the number of 11 people in early 2021. A total of 7 people from the group were killed in a series of ambushes by the Madago Raya Task Force in Poso and Parigi Moutong Regencies. Among those killed were Ali Ahmad alias Ali Kalora, the group’s main leader, and Jaka Ramadhan, who was shot by security forces in the mountain forest of Astina village, Torue sub-district, Parigi Moutong district, Saturday (18/9). [yl/em]