Papua police chief calls for letup of tribal conflicts
"We want the Papua governor, deputy governor and local officials to come here to solve the problem as we do not want the problem to continue," said Piet Nakitme who also demanded that Banti hamlet be abandoned.
Due to tribal wars, the local people stopped their activities to meet daily needs and they even ran out of foods as they could not go anywhere especially for gardening activities and buying food stuffs in Tembagapura.
Kimberly hamlet is located between Tembagapura and Banti hamlet. Due to the communal conflicts since last October, eight people died and hundreds of others were injured.