Makassar (The Jakarta Post/ANN) - South Sulawesi Police plan to deploy 10 officers in every campus in Makassar on Monday following the fatal clash between two different faculties at Makassar State University (UNM) on Thursday afternoon.
After conducting a closed door meeting with principals of various universities in the city, South Sulawesi Police chief Insp. Gen. Mudji Waluyo said Saturday that tighter security was necessary.
"Principals from the universities have requested security assistance from us," he said.
Additional police officers are to be stationed at UNM campus, Mudji said, given the current escalation of tensions among its students. On Saturday, around 200 police officers were stationed at the campus.
Mudji is convinced that the officers' presence would not affect academic activities. "We will just watch over the situation and make sure there will be no more incidents," he said.
One day after the brawl, which killed two students from the engineering faculty, police raided the campus and found 2.2 kilograms of cannabis hidden in one building. In addition, on Saturday, officers found another ounce of cannabis, as well as two home-made firearm and eight bullets. Police officers also seized nine arrows and one iron pipe they found at the engineering faculty.
The incident on Thursday involved students from the engineering and art and design faculties. Rizki Munandar and Haryanto were both stabbed to death.
Police have arrested two suspects, identified as ARM and ARL, implicated in the incident.