The National, Friday 21st September 2012
By JAMES APA GUMUNO
A MAN went berserk in Enga’s Wabag town and chopped two people to death and wounded seven others before people took revenge and killed him.
The matriculation student, named as Daniel Yangala from Oyonge village in Laiagam district, was reported by police to have a history of fits of insanity.
He chopped a woman and a man to death and seriously injured seven other men with a bush knife on Wednesday between 6pm and 7pm.
According to Wabag police, the two deceased and seven victims were from the Kalia tribe who lived at Wakumali village, near Wabag Secondary School.
Provincial police commander Supt Martin Lakari told The National yesterday from Wabag that Yangala was a matriculation student at the Wabag University centre and lived a normal life with some of his friends at Kalia village but when his mental sickness struck, he would usually attack people.
Lakari said Yangala was a former employee of a soft drink firm in Enga but he had to leave because of his condition.
He said without warning on Wednesday Yangala armed himself with a bush knife, went out and killed a woman and a man.
He said the man continued and slashed seven other people in the same village.
Lakari said the one of the victims had his right arm chopped off while six others received serious knife wounds around their body.
He said relatives of the injured victims and deceased retaliated and killed Yangala and threw his body near the Wabag Secondary School.
“I sent the police and they went together with the hospital staff and retrieved Yangala’s body near the school and put it in the morgue,” Lakari said.
“I want to appeal to the relatives of the two other deceased and the victims to keep calm while police investigate the matter,” he said.