PEKANBARU. The Singaporean government, represented by its Internal Security Department (ISD), visited the Riau Islands Police headquarters Monday to say thank you to the National Police for arresting six members of a group allegedly connected to the Islamic State (IS) group.
The police said the six detained members of the group had been planning a terror attack on Marina Bay in Singapore. The members are believed to have been under the tutelage of Bahrun Naim, an IS member suspected of being behind a terror attack in Central Jakarta in January.
The ISD delegation met with Riau Islands Police chief Brig. Gen. Sambudi Gusdian and Batam, Rempang and Galang Police chief Sr. Comr. Helmi Santika on Monday.
“They extended their thanks to the National Police for dispersing the IS network that had planned to attack Marina Bay,” he said. “They also proposed intensive cooperation to ensure security in the region. I say region because the cooperation would be done extensively,” he said.
Sambudi said the planned attack on Marina Bay was ordered by Bahrun to the Rahmat Dewa Group, also known as Khatiba Gonggong Rebus, led by suspect Gigih Rahmat Dewa.
Editor: Barratut Taqiyyah Rafie