26 March 2020 | Tribal warfare in the Western Highlands of Papua New Guinea has resulted in the killing of an Adventist who was en route to a preaching appointment in the Komaga area of the region.

The denomination has condemned the murder of the Adventist and two companions, who, according to the Adventist Record, were preparing for baptism.

The Papua New Guinea Union Mission President, Pastor Kepsie Elodo, spoke out against tribal wars in the Highlands region and other parts of the country.

“I condemn the killing of a deacon and two other people by opposing tribes and also extend my condolences on behalf of the Church to their grieving families,” Elodo said.

“Such killings are uncalled for. Human lives must be respected because they are God’s creation.”

“Tribal fights must stop, as they are contributing to the loss of innocent lives and property,” said Elodo. “Let us seek the help of God and those who can negotiate peace for our communities.”

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