Tapini fight: Peace breaks out

Fighting in the mountainous Tapini area of Central Province halted as of last week Friday (16th October).

Police have maintained a presence in the area after fighting broke out between two enemy tribes over outstanding compensation claims.

Police report that there were eleven injuries with two deaths reported from the fighting that lasted a week.

Three houses were burned as a result of the fight.

Police have also arrested five men in relation to the fights, after the suspects were caught with two unlicensed shotguns and an unregistered pistol.

All the men will be charged with possession of a deadly weapon.

Police report that the fighting in the area has died out as communities are now trying to sort out peace mediation among the fighting clans.

Julianna Waeda