25 Mar 2009

Fiji police mount foot patrols in areas under attack from politically motivated vandalism

3:47 pm on 25 March 2009

The police in Fiji says constant foot patrols by police officers will be conducted in residential areas where civilians who have been the target of politically motivated vandalism live.

A police spokesperson, Ema Mua, says they had "beefed up security" in areas that had become the targets.

She said there were no leads on the information gathered by the Criminal Investigation Department on those who had attacked the Fiji Times Editor-in-Chief, Netani Rika, and the Global Risks Services chief executive, Sakiusa Raivoce.

Ms Mua told the Fiji Times those who attacked the two men and their home "did it very cleverly".

She said CID officers were still working on evidence collected from the scene at Mr Rika and Mr Raivoce's home.