Police don’t want ‘Band-Aid solution’

Acting Police Commissioner Rusiate Tudravu. Picture: FT FILE

ACTING Police Commissioner Rusiate Tudravu says he does not want a “Band-Aid solution” to the Nabua crisis and promised to take instigators to task.

He said he instructed his operations team to find a permanent fix after two violent and bloody brawls between Mead Rd housing and Sukanaivalu Rd youths in Suva this month.

Mr Tudravu said his community policing team was on the ground building evidence to ensure perpetrators were taken to task.

The Acting Police Commissioner said they were only targeting those who initiated the brawl.

“We are going into the root of it, so if you see the actions that we have taken we did not arrest anybody anyhow,” he said.

“We are bringing in people that, according to the investigation information we have received, were instigators. We don’t arrest all youths, we just target those who initiated this.”

Mr Tudravu said police were working with all the relevant stakeholders to resolve the issue.

“I would like to thank members of the public and also other stakeholders that have assisted us.”

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