Enga tribal fight

Affected families get help from Red Cross

The International Committee of the Red Cross carried out its first distribution of relief items to Pilikambi LLG last week.

A total of 757 kits were distributed to 527 households from the Talyul, Sikir and Andati clans.

More than 500 houses were burnt and 20 people killed in tribal fighting in the area.

The items distributed included jerry cans, blankets, mosquito nets and kitchen items. Each kit also contained a set of tools intended to help families rebuild their homes.

Tribal fighting main law and order problem in Enga

PPC Kakas says Enga does not experience law and order problems that are common throughout the country.

“Ninety-five percent of issues we face are tribal issues, only 5 percent are other issues like domestic violence.”

PPC Kakas said more than 60 deaths were recorded from the eight tribal fights since January this year.  

But with a new approach of community policing, it has resulted in Police being able to stop the tribal fights.