Tudravu: Lasting Plan Best, Serevi Roped In

Former Fijian 7s playmaker and coach, Waisale Serevi, is likely to help the Fiji Police Force calm the escalating tension and rivalry among the youths of Nabua Village and Topline, Mead Road.
16 Apr 2021 10:00
Tudravu: Lasting Plan Best, Serevi Roped In
The drama at Nabua on April 13, 2021. Photo: Leon Lord

The people believed to be behind the ‘Nabua Brawls’ will be talked to and Police will ensure that the cause of the violence is dealt with.

Acting Police Commissioner Rusiate Tudravu has, for the first time, spoken on the brawls that broke out in Nabua where youth gangs have been involved, armed with cane knives, bats, golf clubs and pieces of wood.

The two visible sides in this fight are Topline, the youths from the Public Rental Board (PRB) housing in Mead Road and those from Nabua Village.

“We do not want a band-aid solution, we want a long-lasting solution. We are going into the root of it,” said Mr Tudravu.

Mr Tudravu agreed that this was going to be the real test of community policing.

He said Police were now visible at Sukanaivalu Road as well the mobile posting at Mead Road.

He said a lot of fingers were pointed at Police, with people questioning where the Police was. He said the real question was, where were the parents of these youths and where were the community elders and church leaders?

The Fiji Police Force have acted above and beyond the call of duty in dealing with the case in Nabua.

In this case, it has secured sponsorships for the rugby union and rugby league teams that come from the two areas and are getting new jersey’s made for them.

And to help Police with this, our very own wizard of sevens, Waisale Serevi, has been roped in.

Mr Serevi, in his young days had played for the Nabua rugby teams, and Police are negotiating that he presents the jerseys to the teams and has a word with the youths.



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