However, the villagers retaliated and chased them away.
The settlers, after being rejected, held up a PMV at the entrance of the village and ransacked passengers of their personal properties.
Pari villager Alice Penrose, was a passenger in the bus. She said the settlers stopped the bus and ordered them out before taking their belongings.
"They threatened us with knives and stones and pulled a girl out of the bus,” she said.
"This sort of behavior is outrageous and uncalled for in our society.