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Dogiyai villagers still in shock after Moanemani incident

Press Release – West Papua Media Alerts

Following the shooting of four civilians by members of the security forces in Dogiyai, Paniai, the people there are still in a state of shock. A local man, Eli Petege said that all the inhabitants of four kampungs have fled their homes after being traumatised …Dogiyai villagers still in shock after Moanemani incident

Jubi, 28 June 2011 – Following the shooting of four civilians by members of the security forces in Dogiyai, Paniai, the people there are still in a state of shock.

A local man, Eli Petege said that all the inhabitants of four kampungs have fled their homes after being traumatised by the incident which led to the death of two inhabitants of Dogiyai.

‘Three kampungs evacuated but have now returned home, but they are still in a state of shock.’ He said that the four kampungs that had been affected by the incident were Ikebo, Kimupugi, Muniyopa and Ekemani.

During the tragedy in Moanemani which happened because a group of people were gambling, there were four casualties. The two men who died were Dominikus Auwa, 24 years, and Aloysius Waine, 24, while three others were seriously injured, Otniel Yobee, 26, Agus Pigai, 24, and Wilibrodus Iyai.

The material losses included three pigs, the destruction of six homes along with the furniture and two motorbikes.

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