Easter around the country was relatively quiet this time round with a few exceptions in places such as Daru.
Acting Police Commissioner Dr. Philip Mitna has thanked the public throughout the country for a peaceful Easter weekend.
Most of the police commands have been quiet with a few isolated incidents, but these were at manageable levels.
There was only one suspicious death of a 20-year-old male on Saturday night which led to looting and damaging of public properties by angry relatives and opportunities in the township of Daru, in the Western Province.
Thanks to the swift response by local police have contained the situation. Police are on high alert in Daru with investigations into the death currently underway.
Dr. Mitna said that from preliminary reports, the deceased, identified as David Kowani Miki aged 20 years from Tureture Village, while accompanying a few PNG Defence Force soldiers out at sea was reported to have lost his life.
The ACP said Police will conduct a thorough investigation. .
“So far, the Easter long weekend major incident briefs (MIB) from the provinces show a lower number of major incidents than in previous years.
He is now urging people to continue being law abiding citizens.