Hela Technical School

School attacked, tribal leaders urged to surrender

Two buildings containing eight classrooms and a teacher’s house were set on fire.

Undialu told this newsroom that at about 7am yesterday (Nov 5th), tribes from Tagali and Linavi LLG got together and attacked the Hela Technical High School at Paipali village.

He said the attack took the people by surprise as two warring clans from the area had signed a peace agreement on Sunday, preventing them from getting involved in tribal fights.

The signing was witnessed by police personnel and peace mediators at the Tari Police Station.