Kimbe town quiet after ethnic clash

The National,Thursday June 30th, 2016

THE ethnic clash between two groups of people from East Sepik and Enga living in Kimbe town has quietened down, police say.
But West New Britain provincial police commander Superintendent Jim Namora said the situation was still tense.
“The situation is quiet but still tense. People from Wabag (Enga) are temporarily seeking shelter with relatives and locals in different areas in Kimbe town,” he said.
Namora said the area commonly known as “Wabag City” had been deserted since Monday.
“Residents of other adjoining settlements not directly affected are passing through the deserted zone to commute between Kimbe town and their homes,” Namora said.
Namora said the provincial peace and good order committee would be having an urgent meeting tomorrow with the provincial administrator Williamson Hosea.
They will discuss the future of settlements near Kimbe town. WNB Governor Sasindran Muthuvel is expected to chair the meeting.
“The issue of continuous ethnic violence in Kimbe will be the main topic of discussion during the meeting. Investigation into the deaths of victim Peter Homoli Jr and a male school teacher in 2014 at Karl Hesse primary school is continuing.”