Goroka campus on lock down as student factions riot

The University of Goroka campus in Eastern Highlands Province is on lock-down this morning as students fought among themselves.

Reliable sources at the University of Goroka campus told Loop PNG that the fight broke among the faction of Chimbu/Goroka students and the Western Highlands/Enga students.

The source who wanted to remain unanimous because of safety reasons said the disagreement between the students started on Saturday where students attending their inservice training agreed to resume classes today but this did not go down well with other students.

Currently, the main gate at the campus is closed as people are gathering at the gates.

Unconfirmed reports from the source said that 10 students have been rushed to hospital with the fight still continuing.

 It is believed  the students did not want to resume classes and call on Prime Minister Peter O’Neill to step aside and investigated on serious of allegations laid against him.

The students from all the universities around the country are joining the call led by the University of Papua New Guinea.

Meanwhile Goroka police have rushed to the scene to bring quell the situation.

More to come…

Freddy Mou