Reports reaching The Fatu Network have confirmed tht serious clashes have taken place at Faraba Banta today, between the PIU and the village youths. The fight ensued following the sale of the quarry to a businessman. Several youths have been arrested.

When trucks came there to load sand this morning, the village youths and women came out in their numbers, to prevent what they call “their sand” mined.

The grievance of the youths, is not only the environmental impact of sand mining in the area, but the disputed place, according to them, should not be sold to anyone, as it belongs to the village. We’ll keep you updated on events.