JAKARTADAILY.ID – East Java Police Chief Inspector General Nico Afinta apologized for the Kanjuruhan Stadium tragedy.
After a football match between Arema FC and Persebaya Surabaya, police officers on duty at the Kanjuruhan Stadium in Malang, East Java, reacted to unrest in the crowd by firing multiple shots of tear gas rounds at the tribunes.
This in turn escalated the unrest into a full-blown panic that caused a stampede that claimed the lives of 125 people, according to official police reports, including women and children.
"The National Police Chief gives special attention to all victims by providing treatment assistance to each victim and handed over to their respective families," he said.
After the humanitarian process was completed, the two-star general emphasized that he would carry out the law enforcement process to anyone who was at fault in this incident.
"We will carry out law enforcement processes to anyone who is guilty after the humanitarian process is complete. We pray that all these problems can be resolved together," he said.