12 Jan 2018

Sorcery National Action Plan wanted in PNG's Enga

3:25 pm on 12 January 2018

The provincial police commander in Papua New Guinea's Enga province is appealing for help from the team running the Sorcery National Action Plan.

A hut in the Highlands of Papua New Guinea.

Photo: RNZ / Johnny Blades

This followed the sorcery-related attack on the chief justice Sir Salamo Injia on Monday.

The commander George Kakas said the Aluni tribe wanted reparation after two women from Sir Salamo's tribe were accused of killing a man through sorcery.

He said the chief justice escaped the attack unharmed and has accepted compensation from the Aluni.

The women were kidnapped and tortured in December before being rescued by police.

Mr Kakas said he needed assistance to counter sorcery accusations in Enga.

"Government has formed a team called the Sorcery National Action Plan Team. They are formulating policies and ways on how to combat this phenomenon.

"But I'm just conducting awareness and telling people that this is nonsense. If you believe someone has committed sorcery take them to the police station, report the matter and we'll see how we can deal with it."

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