17 Mar 2020

Enga massacre latest in cycle of brutal Hela tribal killings

From , 5:02 am on 17 March 2020

Police in Papua New Guinea's Enga province say the Porgera area is under control after a massacre in which at least nine people were killed last week.

The group from neighbouring Hela province were reportedly killed by tribal enemies from the same province in Enga's Porgera district.

Enga's police commander, Epenes Nili told Johnny Blades the killings were payback for a brutal massacre of women and children last July in Hela.

Papua New Guinea police

Papua New Guinea police Photo: RNZ / Johnny Blades