Paniai Police in Papua Province detained four people following the death of policeman Brigadier Yohan Kasimatau in Paniai District`s capital city of Enarotali on Tuesday (21/08).
Those arrested included Steven Degei, Matias Kouki, Alosius Degei and Melianus Degei.
Police identified the attackers as six members of the Jhon Yogi’s group.
The separatist Free Papua Organization (OPM), which is led by Jhon Yogi, is believed to have some 20 firearms of various types.
Besides the firearms, the group was also believed to have a large amount of ammunition, which enabled its members to engage in a gunfight with security officers that lasted for three hours.(*wpnn)