Attacked PAU Student Says Gordons No Longer Safe for Commuters

Paskalis Maradangoi, a year 4 Business student of Pacific Adventist University was attacked this morning (June 20) at Gordons Market and his belongings taken by criminals.

The young man was on his way from school to town, to fix his bank account when he fall prey to the thugs.

“They followed me into the bus and pulled, broke open my bilum and took it with all my stuff in it. They held knives and other offensive weapons.”

Losing his phone, Paskalis is now completely cut off from his family who are from the remote Tabar Island in New Ireland province.

“Tabar (where he comes from) is very remote from mainland, its an Island and losing my phone will affect me,” he said.

Still in a state of shock and confusion, Mr Maradangoi said Gordons is no longer safe for travelling general public. He said those who are commuting should take extra precautions.

“I think security at Gordons area is a major issue which authorities need to look into urgently.”

MiRipota Elizah Palme was in the bus with Paskalis, who was shocked and helpless by the incident. Palme helped him with some money to make his way to the bank and back to PAU 14 Mile Campus.

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