Priests hospitalised after group of rascals broke into their house


THREE Catholic priests have been hospitalized after a mob allegedly broke into their house and attacked them in Milne Bay last Thursday morning, Southern Region commander acting assistant commissioner Negi Riga said.
“The mob entered their house in Alotau at about 1am with guns and knives and attacked them. They also ransacked their house and escaped with valuable items,” he said.
“The priests are admitted to the Alotau General Hospital and are recovering.”
Riga said he has not received full details yet and is not aware of the motive behind the attack on the priests.
Meanwhile Alotau MP Charles Abel also posted on his Facebook page confirming the attack on the priests.
According to sources in Alotau, more than 30 suspects had broken into the house and assaulted the priests.
“Prior to the attack on the priests’ house, this mob also attempted to attack the Alotau Police Station but police open fired at them and they escaped,” Riga said.
“They then unleashed their frustration at the priests and attacked them.
“The priests’ house is about 50 meters away from the police station.”