Gerehu Fight Two Dead Few Injured

Two people are dead, and a few others, seriously injured after a fight broke out between two highlands provinces at Gerehu stage two, in Port Moresby this morning.

According to witnesses, the fight follows a disagreement between a buai seller and a taxi driver, who demanded more money to transport buai bags from the Gerehu informal market, to the residence of the buai seller, late yesterday afternoon.


The fight continued for at least three hours. During that time, there was no police presence.


This has affected the innocent Gerehu residents, and subsistence farmers, who turned up at the market to sell their produce were attacked. They lost most of their goods valued at hundreds of kina.


Business shops like TST and Bismillah were closed since seven o’clock this morning and students from Gerehu Primary and Secondary schools were sent home in fear of their lives.


The people are now calling on NCD Governor Powers Parkop to implement tougher penalties on buai sale.


They say, the informal buai market has been creating a lot of problems for them and this has disrupted the sale of their goods.  


Many lives have been lost and properties were destroyed since the implementation of the Buai Ban in NCD. 

In the meantime, a senior constable at Gerehu police station,who refused to speak on camera, said the Australian Federal Police, is assisting them in conducting awareness in and around Gerehu residential areas.

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