Things are slowly returning to normal following the arrival of two mobile squad units in Madang Town.
Madang Provincial Administrator Frank Lau told PNG HAUSBUNG that tensions have eased slightly and people are returning to their normal daily routines.
The major incident that sparked violence on Thursday was the discovery of a dead police officer, alleged to have been murdered by the members of the Wali Community in the N7 area in Transgogol.
This in turn saw relatives of the deceased take up arms and raid the town in revenge.
“They rampaged through town in the morning, the relatives and opportunists.”
“A lot of opportunists.”
Luckily, local law enforcement officers were able to contain the situation, this after opportunists attacked government buildings and business houses.
Lau said this was not the only issue that police had to deal with in town yesterday.
There were other separate violence cases that were reported yesterday.
A Bogia man was murdered and there was another fight that saw fighting in another part of town.
“These are all settlement fights.”
*Opportunists in these settlements are causing all this mishap.”
Despite many claiming that the lawlessness reported yesterday seemed to be connected, the PA has refuted these claims, stating that they were isolated incidents that spiraled out of control due to opportunists taking advantage of the situation.
Meanwhile, Madang District Administrator, Timothy Ului has advised that public servants for the district administration were told not come to work today, a precautionary measure taken for their safety and security.