Kimbe grinds to a standstill over killing

The little town of Kimbe came to a standstill yesterday when the Bakovi people from Talasea came in to present their petition and to ensure their demand for the suspects involved in killing one of their tribesman was heard.

Last week, 7 young men from Section 21 d attempted to rob the Century Mart shop opposite Nivani.

One robber shot dead a security guard as the gang was exiting the building.

Truckloads of Bakovi people moved into town and demanded the criminals be identified and brought into the Police Station immediately.

Most schools, business houses and offices were closed yesterday in fear of riots.

Among the 6 petition points, they demanded for all settlements around the vicinity of the town and especially section 21, be removed.

K14, 000.00 was paid with 7 pigs as belkol money to the Bakovis by Section 21 settlers.

Police Commissioner, Gari Baki was present yesterday and thanked his people for allowing peace and for ensuring nothing was damaged in town.

He urged everyone to cooperate with Police in their communities.

Picture courtesy of Dorcas Tindri.

Dianne Mirio