The incident occurred on February 19 at Mingende in the Kerowagi District.
According to Provincial Police Commander (PPC), Superintendent Epenes Nili, the police intervened and arrested the suspects who were under the influence of alcohol when they allegedly stoned the bus. Their arrest prevented a potential tribal conflict from erupting.
The suspects were arrested and charged on February 20. In retaliation, the owner of the bus and his clansman attacked the suspects on Monday, leading to a stone-throwing battle where many people received minor injuries from both sides.