Jakarta, May 17 (ANI): Indonesian President Susilo Bambang Yudhoyono has said that a terror threat is still looming over the country despite the arrest of some prominent militants. He said there is a high rate of recidivism among prison inmates.
"Although the key figures who had made our country insecure for the last 10 years have been disabled, terrorism remains a threat because the perpetrators who have been jailed still repeat the same acts," the Daily Express quoted him as saying.
Police have arrested 58 suspected militants and killed 13 in a series of raids since February, when authorities broke up a training camp run by a previously unknown terrorist group calling itself al-Qaida in Aceh.
Authorities believe they have incapacitated the group but acknowledged they are still hunting at least two key suspects, Abdullah Sunata and Umar Patek, the report said.
He denounced terrorists for trying to reopen old wounds in Aceh where the government had signed a peace deal with rebels that ended 29 years of violence in the region.
"I call on all people of Indonesia to save our nation, our people, from the terrorism threat, and to all provincial leaders and head of districts to be alert and contribute to terrorism revention. We have to save our children, the young generation, from the traps of terrorism," he said. (ANI)