Raid on the Kaigars • Agats, 2015
Raid on the Kaigars â¢ Agats, 2015
A group of Asmat men rally together while raiding, looting, and attacking the Kaigar settlement in Agats. They are avenging the death of Elias Firim from Er, who was severely beaten to death by a few drunk people from the Kaigar - another Papuan ethnic group at the Casuarina Coast that, despite culture similarities, do not identify with the Asmat. As they attacked, weapons such as bow-and-arrows, sago pounders, crocodile spears and axes were brandished. âWe still eat human meat!â exclaimed one angrily.
The Asmat are united together in attacking the Kaigar, as revenge must be carried out collectively although the culprits have been detained. The military and the police try to pacify to no avail. After the military threatened to send Kopassus Special Forces, the fighting stopped.