Clans make peace after three weeks of fighting

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By MIRIAM ZARRIGA
EASTERN Highlands Governor Peter Numu and police witnessed a ceasefire pact between the Tapo and Agarabi clans in Kainantu.
The peace agreement was witnessed by Numu, provincial police commander Superintendent Michael Welly, Kainantu MP Johnson Tuke, provincial administrator John Gimiseve and Senior Magistrate Josephine Nidue.
Police will arrest anyone who restarts the violence.
Supt Welly told The National that the ceasefire ended the tension between the two clans.
According to police, 23 people died during the fight over a land dispute on the ownership of the Kainantu town and the alluvial mine.
Properties were damaged and homes burnt down.
A hand grenade was also used killing six people from Tapo.
The fighting raged for almost three weeks.

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