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Indonesia will not flinch in war against terrorism: Jokowi

Kamis 10 May 2018 21:38 WIB

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 Police officers carry the coffin of Brigadier Fandi Setio Nugroho at the funeral ceremony in Ngembik, Malang, Central Java, on Thursday (May 10). Fandi was one of five policemen killed during the riot at Mako Brimob, Kelapa Dua, Depok, West Java.

Police officers carry the coffin of Brigadier Fandi Setio Nugroho at the funeral ceremony in Ngembik, Malang, Central Java, on Thursday (May 10). Fandi was one of five policemen killed during the riot at Mako Brimob, Kelapa Dua, Depok, West Java.

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Five policemen killed by terror inmates in a riot at Mako Brimob prison.

REPUBLIKA.CO.ID, JAKARTA -- President Joko Widodo (Jokowi) affirmed that Indonesia and its people are not afraid to face terrorism. He conveyed the statement to respond the clash that broke out at National Police's Mobile Brigade Headquarters (Mako Brimob) in Depok, West Java, after some terror convicts quarreled with the detention guards over a food package, on Wednesday (May 9).

"I affirm that this country and its people will never be afraid of terror. We will never give any chance for terrorism to hamper the security of the country," he stated in a press conference at the Bogor Presidential Palace on Thursday.

He further explained that based on the statement of Coordinating Minister, Wiranto; Police, Deputy Commander General, Syafruddin; and Head of State Intelligence Agency, Budi Gunawan, all terror convicts in Mako Brimob Kelapa Dua, Depok, have surrendered.

The president appreciated the National Police's response to the incident in the prison.

"On behalf of the people and the state, I wish to express my gratitude to all the security forces who were involved in handling the incident," he stated.

Earlier, a riot broke out among prisoners at the Mako Brimob detention centre. The incident left five policemen and one inmate dead.

A total of 155 detainees in Mako Brimob, Kelapa Dua, have surrendered themselves to the police. A security officer had also been held hostage. The police have given the ultimatum to the prisoners to surrender or face arrest through a raid.

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