The anarchic action carried out by supporters of the Yalimo regional head candidate pair, Erdi Dabi-Jhon Wilil in Elelim District some time ago caused a loss of IDR 324.355 billion.
“Burning, 126 shop houses, 34 government offices, four-wheeled vehicles 4 units, two-wheeled vehicles 115 units, the total loss is estimated at Rp 324,355 billion,” said the Papuan Police Chief, Inspector General Mathius D Fakhiri, after visiting the scene in Elelim, Monday (5/05/2020).
Until now, people whose shophouses were burned are still taking refuge in the Yalimo Police Station, Yalimo Koramil and SMAN Elelim.
According to Fakhiri, there are still many refugees who want to go to Wamena to relieve their trauma. However, the road to Wamena is still closed by the masses.
“There are 1,137 refugees. Hopefully, the refugees who want to go to Wamena can be done today,” he said.
Fakhiri also said that he would immediately report the damage data to the Governor of Papua, Lukas Enembe.
“Of course we will report this to the governor to address this. We know that the terms of office of Lukius Peyon and Erdi Dabi will soon end, we will try (the governor) to immediately appoint the acting regent to try to solve the problems in Yalimo,” he said.
In addition, Fakhiri also handed over assistance in the form of rice and instant noodles to the refugees and Yalimo residents in the Elelim District.
For information, after the decision of the Constitutional Court (MK) which disqualified the participation of the candidate pair for Regent and Deputy Regent Yalimo Erdi Dabi-Jhon Wilil, the masses set fire to several offices and kiosks in Elelim District on Tuesday (29/6/2021).
A number of government buildings were burned, including the Election Supervisory Body (Bawaslu) Office, General Election Commission (KPU) Office, BPMK Office, Transportation Service Office, Health Service Office, DPRD Office, Gakkumdu Office, and Bank Papua.
The crowd suspected of being supporters of the Erdi Dabi-Jhon Wilil couple also closed the road access.