6 Dec 2016

Surge in tribal fighting in Hela raises questions over police

From , 6:04 am on 6 December 2016

Police have been at a loss to prevent a surge in tribal fighting in Papua New Guinea's Hela Province.

The Highlands province is the hub of the country's major Liquefied Natural Gas, or LNG, Project led by ExxonMobil.

While tribal fighting is not being linked to the project, the role of police and their links to the project are being questioned

Johnny Blades reports.

Hela province, Papua New Guinea.

Tensions remain high in Hela as friction between tribes surges. Photo: RNZI / Johnny Blades