Fears of anarchy in Ambunti
By GABRIEL FITO
Lawlessness is reportedly getting out of hand in Ambunti district of East Sepik province.
A lone police officer stationed there is often overpowered by youths who take advantage of the shortage of police manpower to commit crimes.
Reports reaching Wewak say that there have been killings reported in Waskuk Hills and Nukmau areas of Ambunti over the last five years but have not been investigated by police.
A youth leader from the area, Mann Hookawoph said cases of drug abuse, rape, arson, assault and break-ins were on the increase as youths were taking advantage of the shortage of police manpower.
In a recent killing, a man allegedly bashed his wife to death at Waskuk following an argument.
No action had been taken against the man.