The perpetrator was a married couple L (26) and YSF.
According to the Head of the Public Relations Division of the National Police, Inspector General Argo Yuwono, the husband and wife married about 6 months ago.
They are both known to live on Jalan Tinumbu I Lorong 132, Bunga Ejaya Village, Bontoala District, Makassar.
The wife, YSF is known as a private worker. Some even said that YSF was 4 months pregnant.
The two of them rode on a motorbike and tried to get into the church area. The bomb they were carrying exploded at the end of the church gate when it was stopped by church security.
Quoted from Eastern Tribune, The husband and wife ride a motorcycle with the number DD 5984 MD.
From the results of the checking, the owner of the motorbike was Hasnawati whose address was in Pampang, Panakukang District, Makassar.
Millennial couples learn bombs from social media
Head of the National Counterterrorism Agency (BNPT) Komjen Boy Rafli Amar said the perpetrator L and his wife were included in the millennial circle.
According to him, they both made bombs through training on social media.
“They developed a procedure for making explosives in a manner online training on social media, “he explained.
Before carrying out the action, L had left a will with his parents. In the letter, L said goodbye and admitted that he was ready to be martyred.
Part of JAD
National Police Chief General (Pol) Listyo Sigit Prabowo said L and his wife were part of Jamaah Ansharut Daulah (JAD) who had carried out a similar action in Katedral Our Lady of Mount Carmel, Jolo Island, Southern Philippines.
The two of them were said to have often participated in recitation of the doctrine of jihad at the Villa Mutiara Cluster Biru housing estate, Biringkanaya District, Makassar.
“They are in the Villa Mutiara recitation group, where each has a role to provide doctrine and prepare plans for jihad,” said Listyo Sigit during a press conference at the South Sulawesi Police Headquarters, Monday (29/3/2021).
In addition, Lstyo said that L and YSF played a role in buying materials to be used for suicide bombing devices.
Not only the two married couples, the role of planning the suicide bombings and preparing the explosives, said Listyo, also involved 4 residents of Bima, West Nusa Tenggara.
The four people were secured after the explosion suicide bombing in Makassar.
“Until today, we have secured 4 people with the initials AS, SAS, MR, and Aa. Each of them plays a role together with L and YSF,” said Listyo.
Buried in Maros
The plan is that the bodies of the husband and wife of the suspected suicide bombers will be buried in Maros Regency, South Sulawesi.
To be precise, in the village of L’s father, the perpetrator was a male. This was conveyed by the Head of the RT where they live, Nuraini.
He said that after being put in the coffin, the bodies of the two of them were not taken to the boarding house or the house of L’s parents in Bunga Ejaya Village, Bontoala District.
“It is in Maros now because it was immediately buried there, not brought here (the perpetrator’s house),” said Nuraini when contacted by telephone, Monday (29/3/2021) night.
“Out of here the storms again I will better go straight to Maros. “Delivered by the supervisor, he said,” added Nuraini.
Photos of the alleged perpetrator are circulating
Meanwhile, a photo of the alleged suicide bomber is circulating.
In the photo, a man wearing a brown jacket and turban is seen driving a motorbike and hitching a ride on a woman.
Head of the Public Relations Division of the South Sulawesi Regional Police, Kombes Pol E Zulpan confirmed the photo.
However, he said that currently his party was still conducting deepening.
“It’s still deepening,” Zulpan told Kompas.com via short message, Monday (29/3/2021).
Zulpan said the suspected perpetrator had previously broken into the church but was prevented by the security forces.
“So that it does not get inside because it is prevented from entering,” he added.
SOURCE: KOMPAS.com (Authors: Hendra Cipto, Tsarina Maharani | Editor: Teuku Muhammad Valdy, Krisiandi Arief, Khairina)