Tribal fighting 2021

UN condemns Kainantu clash

“We encourage all parties to renew their interest in building a sustainable peace,” said UN Resident Coordinator Gianluca Rampolla. “Both parties have suffered such great loss of life. Further violence will only cause more loss.” 

It is understood the recent fighting between the Tapo and Agarabi tribes began following a disagreement over land rights related to a small alluvial mine. Prior to an agreed exchange of compensation in 13 March, a fight erupted which led to 6 members of the Agarabi tribe being killed and homes of Agarabi tribe members being destroyed.