Saturday , July 13 2024

64 people killed in sexual conflict in Papua New Guinea

At least 64 people have been killed in the highlands of Papua New Guinea. The violence that broke out in Wapenanda district of Enga state here saw clashes between the Ambulin and Sikin tribes with weapons like AK-47 and M-4 rifles. By Monday morning, 64 bodies were found scattered along roadsides, in grasslands and on the hills of Vepenanda. Senior police officer George Kakas said that this is the biggest massacre-like incident ever. Conflict involving these same tribes led to 60 deaths in Enga state last year. This is extremely disgusting. Police have recovered graphic videos and photographs from the scene, which show bodies lying on the roadside and behind a flat track. The agency said about 100 troops have been deployed in the state, but their impact is limited. The number of security services and guns is less.

More soldiers will be deployed.

Opponents of the government have demanded immediate action. This also includes the issue of immediate deployment of more troops in the affected areas. He demanded the government to investigate the source of arms and ammunition involved in the violence.