The National, Tuesday July 16th, 2013
By JAMES GUMUNO
BAIYER-Lumusa district peace coordinator Wesley Maken is calling on the warring tribes not to take up arms again and refrain from criminal activities.
Maken yesterday said armed men from the K-Witi clan set up a roadblock at Wainda village on June 25 and opened fire on the travelling public.
A woman, Jacklyn Wako, from the Magend clan, suffered bullet wounds to her chest.
Maken , who is from the Magend clan, said Wako had been travelling on a truck into Mt Hagen at around 4.30am when criminals fired three shots.
He said Wako was immediately taken to the Hagen General Hospital to have the pellets removed.
“K-Witi clansmen fought with my clansmen. It ended when all our leaders came together with Baiyer MP Koi Trape late last year and signed a peace agreement,” he said.
Maken said his former enemy clansmen had breached the preventive orders and the peace agreement they had made.
He urged the leaders of the T-Witi clan to surrender the shooters to the police. He also appealed to the people to respect preventive orders and not take up arms again.