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Kirakira Villagers Want Army Barracks Removed

Villagers and community leaders of Kirakira are calling on the Government to quickly address issues surrounding the incident that occurred on Saturday where a soldier was murdered and ten houses destroyed by fire.

A petition was put together and signed by all village members giving the government sixty days to respond to their request – especially the removal and relocation of the Taurama Army Barracks.


The people of Kirakira village are still angry and traumatized after the incident on Saturday and are demanding that the government responds to their petitions.


The community is demanding the state to compensate for damages caused, the removal of the commanding officer of Taurama Baracks, a statement from the police explaining why the police was not present at the time of the incident but most importantly to reclaim the land on which the Taurama Baracks is situated on and for the barracks to be relocated.


Meanwhile those that had their homes and properties destroyed are asking the government and leaders to assist them as all their possessions were lost.


Community leaders are calling on the Government to address the issue and especially the petitions that will be presented


If conditions in the petitions are not met, the community will continue the closure of the Gavamani Road and the suspension of all schools and government agencies within the Kilakila/Sabama area.

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