BNPT to Form Anti-Terrorism Task Force

Achmad Zulfikar Fazli    •    23 Agustus 2016 11:26 WIB
terrorism
BNPT to Form Anti-Terrorism Task Force
BNPT head Comr. Gen. Suhardi Alius (Photo:MI/Arya Manggala)

Metrotvnews.com, Jakarta: The National Counterterrorism Agency (BNPT) plans to form a task force to tackle terrorism in Indonesia. The task force will comprise officials from related agencies.

"The task force will formulate effective counterterrorism measures and deradicalisation programs," BNPT head Comr. Gen. Suhardi Alius said on Monday (8/22/2016).

Suhardi explained BNPT cannot work alone to tackle terrorism threat in the country. Other agencies also have important roles in the issue.

He took cooperation between BNPT and the Communication Ministry as an example. The two agencies cooperate to monitor terrorism threat in social media.

"Many terrorists use social media such as Facebook, YouTube, BBM and Twitter," he stated.


(WAH)