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GUNMEN INFLICTED RAMPAGE ON SOPAS

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GUNMEN INFLICTED RAMPAGE ON SOPAS

Local gunmen went on a rampage last night at Enga School of Nursing and Wabag District Hospital in Sopas.

Unofficial reports say they caused substantial damages to the theater equipment.


Aerial view of Enga School of Nursing and Sopas Hospital in Wabag, Enga Province. Photo: Tommy Aiyok.

Also, they broke and entered staff houses, dormitories and administration office. The staff and their families, students and the surrounding communities are in shock.

Aftermath of the destruction.

Additionally, it says they exchanged several gun shots with police and defense officers who jointly intervened.

Further, the report states that they stole values and left the scene when security officers arrived.

Furthermore, the sketchy report continues they sexually assaulted one female student.

A local told PNG Sun that the members of the community are working closely with police to identify the suspects. https://pngsun.com/2021/04/27/father-kills-two-sons/

He spoke on the condition of anonymity.

In addition, he said they were yet to establish why the gunmen did this.

The story is still developing. The Provincial Police Commander will make a public statement on the incident.

The Adventist missionaries used to run the State institutions before. PEC in consultation with the mission closed them down due to a prolonged tribal fight. Related: https://emtv.com.pg/sopas-nursing-college-re-opens/

The local governments later restored them with massive investment in infrastructure.

A surgical operation in the theater room. Photo: Wabag MP Dr. Lino Tom.
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