Police Launch Tinombala Task Force after Killings in Sigi

IDNEWSNOW.COM, Jakarta – National Police Head of Public Relations Division Insp. Gen. Argo Yuwono said that the Tinombala Task Force had been launched to investigate the killings of a family in Lemban Tongoa Village, Palolo District, Sigi, Central Sulawesi.

Argo appealed to residents to not panic and carry out their daily activities as usual.

“The public does not need to worry and stay calm because the Armed Force (TNI) and the National Police will patrol and will work together with the community. Please carry out activities as usual. TNI and Polri will help and provide a sense of security there,” said Argo in a written statement on Monday, Nov. 30, 2020.

Argo explained that the police were investigating the case to date, hoping the acts of terror would not recur, especially ahead of the 2020 Regional Head Election (Pilkada).

“Joint investigators and the anti-terror squad Densus 88 are conducting investigations. Hopefully, this incident will not happen again,” said Argo.

As reported previously, the violent attack took place again in Lemban Tongoa Village, Sigi, Central Sulawesi on Friday, Nov. 27. Four residents were brutally killed by unidentified people suspected to be members of the terror group East Indonesia Mujahidin (MIT). The perpetrators also burned six houses and one place of worship for local Christians.

Also Read: Assembly Deputy Speaker Condemns Killings in Sigi, C. Sulawesi


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