Kimbe police have arrested more than 15 young people from Kavutu village at the Hoskins LLG, following the burning and destruction of a government vehicle belonging to Hoskins LLG and also for brutally attacking a senior officer who is currently at Kimbe General Hospital sustaining serious injuries to his body.
Police moved into the area on Monday and arrested more than 15 youths, some of whom were place at the new Hoskins police cell and Baluma Police Station.
The relatives of the person who attacked the senior government officer, from Galewale village in Hoskins went on a rampage in Kavutu village burning down nearly 35 houses.
Police are attempting to investigate why the people of Kavutu village destroyed the government vehicle and then attacked the officer.
Meanwhile, relatives added it is expected the victim will be transferred to Port Moresby for further medical checks.