Tarakan on alert for 2 more weeks: Police Chief
National Police Chief Gen. Bambang Hendarso Danuri said Friday that security personnel will keep on alert for the next two weeks in Tarakan, East Kalimantan, after days of deadly clashes between natives and migrants.
“If in two weeks situation is yet to be conducive, the personnel stay,” he said during a visit in Tarakan on Friday, as quoted by tempointeraktif.com.
Bambang is on a visit in Tarakan following days of clashes in the area. He said he would report the latest situation in Tarakan to the Indonesian Military to coordinate on guarding the area.
Police claimed they had brought the situation under control following clashes in which five people were killed and another six severely injured.
Thousands of people who took shelter at military and police premises at the height of the conflict, which pitted locals and migrant Bugis, have been streaming back home since Thursday.