Many buses here in the nation’s capital went on strike in outrage of the recent killing of a young bus driver from the Western Highlands Province. The killing was believed to have occurred yesterday in the afternoon at the Kone Tigers Oval in Waigani. Buses in the capital stopped running at roughly around 10-11am this morning.
As per the NCD Metropolitan Superintendent, Gideon Ikumu, a scuffle had erupted at the North Waigani Bus stop and continued over to the oval, which resulted in the inhumane hacking of the driver, causing his death.
“There was an argument that ensued at the bus stop between the driver and a few men. Unfortunately, a mob that attacked him.
We are currently conducting investigations into the murder but at this point in time investigations are still underway,” Superintendent Ikumu said. He added that the Bus strike today is in direct response to killing of the victim. At this time, it is believed that it could be an ethnic clash, as it is alleged that the mob that attacked the victim were men from Enga province. Supt. Ikumu stated that they have yet to identify any potential suspects.
“It was a crowd that attacked him, so far we have not identified the number of suspects,” the Supt. said. Buses in the capital stopped running at roughly around 10-11am this morning. The police have yet to divulge the identity of the deceased as the investigation is still on going.