The Nakanai District of West New Britain (WNB) province has had to mount its own security operations after seeing what had happened in Kimbe town in the past few days of unrest.
This was revealed by the Nakanai District Administrator Mr. Wilfred Augustine, who said this immediate action was needed to address the escalating law and order problems in the District as well, which resulted in a fight that shut down Bialla Town last week.
He said the Nakanai District Administration had appealed to the residents of the Banana Settlement, to surrender the youths that were involved in an alleged robbery attempt, which resulted in the unrest in Bialla Town.
“We gave them 48 hours to them (the youths) but they have not come forward so we had to mount a one month security operation, that begun yesterday (24th of April) and will end on the 25th of May, 2023.”
The District Administrator said they are now waiting for reinforcements from Tomaringa in neighboring Province, East New Britain.
“Our District Operations will now coincide with the Provincial Operations but I can’t give you details on that, as it is a security operation.”
Mr. Wilfred said that the youths involved in the town fight recently are from the Banana Settlement, which is an illegal squatter settlement on state land and it should not be confused with the Oil Palm Settlers.