2 Tribes in Papua Agree to Make Peace, Paying a Fine of IDR 2.5 billion and 20 Pigs

goodmorningpapua.com – Two groups of residents from the Nduga and Lanny Jaya tribes involved in clashes in Wamena, Papua, some time ago agreed to make peace by paying a fine of IDR 2.5 billion and 20 pigs. The peace agreement process was witnessed by TNI-Polri ranks from Kodim 1702/Jayawijaya, Infantry Battalion 756/WMS and Jayawijaya Police along with Forkopimda Jayawijaya Regency, Nduga Regency and Lanny Jaya Regency.

The resolving of the problem began with a joint coordination meeting by the Forkopimda of Jayawijaya Regency, Nduga Regency and Lanny Jaya Regency with TNI-Polri elements at the Wenehule Huby Autonomous Building, Wamena District, Jayawijaya Regency, last Wednesday. At the meeting, the Regent of Nduga Wentius Nimiangge expressed that the families of the victims of the late Yonas Kelnea and the late Luok Heluka demanded that the perpetrators of the murders be prosecuted and asked for compensation in the form of cash amounting to Rp. 2.5 billion and 20 pigs.

Meanwhile, the Regent of Lanny Jaya Regency, Befa Jigibalom, stated that he was willing to fulfill the demands of the victims, especially regarding the payment of fines and compensation to the families of the victims.

Meanwhile Dandim 1702/Jayawijaya Lt. Col. Inf. Arif Budi Situmeang on that occasion encouraged the Regional Government to immediately implement the traditional peace process, namely traditional payments and ceremonies for burning blood, broken arrows and the two warring parties immediately reconciled. In addition, at the time of peace, representatives of community leaders, religious leaders and traditional leaders from each warring tribe should be presented.

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After the meeting, at 15.40 WIT, at the funeral home of Elekma Village, Napua District, Jayawijaya Regency, the donation was carried out according to the demands of the victim’s family, which was attended by around 1,500 people.

“The plan is that on Thursday (13/1), the peace process will be held at the Sinapuk Field, Wamena District, Jayawijaya Regency,” said Dandim, Thursday, January 13, 2022. In the same place, Danrem 172/PWY Brigadier General Izak Pangemanan said that the TNI would respond every problem with a humanist approach. Especially in terms of resolving the tribal war between the Nduga and Lany Jaya tribes, The TNI is striving to make peace immediately by involving local governments, traditional leaders, religious leaders and youth leaders.

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