Central Provincial Police Commander Chief Inspector Tapp Opai extended his thanks to the people of Central Province for taking heed of his appeal to celebrate the festive season in a peaceful manner and for respecting the law while welcoming the New Year.
The provincial police boss added said that the province reported a peaceful New Year’s celebrations with no major incidents reported so far.
“All police operations throughout the province were very quiet. Unlike previous years, this festive season was very quiet with everybody celebrating peacefully in their own communities.”
“Nobody brought any wrecks, drums or tires on to the main road and burning them and causing an inconvenience to commuters.”
Minor road blocks set up along Sogeri Road by locals still celebrating the New Year by rubbing mud on those passing through the area were dispersed by the police this morning.
“We’re used to having problems in Bereina and Mekeo but as for last night, there was nothing.”
“For this festive season overall, nothing major was reported apart from the Christmas Day murder at Brown River, where domestic violence turned out to be fatal and the suspect has been arrested.”
“Other than that the whole province was very quiet.”
PPC Central confirmed that he has asked for operations to be scaled down.
However, police personnel will remain in the province until Sunday, January 3.