No leads to killers in city ethnic clash

National, Normal

The National- Wednesday, January 12, 2011


PORT Moresby police have yet to establish leads into the murder of two men killed during the recent ethnic clash at Koki between Goilalas of Central and Taris of Southern Highlands over the weekend. 

According to NCD police superintendent operations Jim Namora tension was still high in the area however the situation is quieter. 

He said both ethnic groups had dispersed from the fighting grounds at Badili and Koki and had returned to respective settlement areas in the city. 

Namora said the suspects involved in the two killings were still at large with police working around the clock to apprehend those responsible. 

“We have also yet to identify those people involved in setting alight private properties. 

“Police will still get to the bottom of this,” he added.   

Namora added that six innocent people had their properties destroyed.  

A woman from Wabag in Enga lost her permanent rental house and a tucker shop burnt.

Two of the three Engans lost their homes while one from Tari lost a tucker shop. 

Among the homes destroyed was that of former politician and Kiriwina MP William Ebenosi.