After several major crimes in East New Britain (ENB) including a recent armed robbery that took place in Pomio leading to a near death experience by an employee, the city of Kokopo is seeing a decrease of reports of major crimes.
This has come about due to the deployment of police officers that have been sent to control and maintain law and order in ENB.
The batch deployed have impacted the community in Kokopo city by minimizing violence, including the most recent fighting that occurred late last month.
Provincial Police Commander (PPC) Chief Inspector Janarius Vosivai was pleased to inform PNG Hausbung of the lack of violence due to the deployed reinforcement of police officers.
“The rate has gone down especially the most recent brawl that occurred in town,” said PPC Vosivai.
PPC Vosivai stressed that the behavior of the youths who actively get involved in petty crimes, and the crucial time during the year so
However, despite this, the PPC continuous to urge the citizens to be vigilant when going to work or moving to daily routines.
“Sometimes youths after or towards the end of school year time, tend to get involved in petty crimes, and most are found to be students.”
“I would appeal to our decent citizens of ENB to be very cautious and vigilant in your day-to-day chores, minimize night travels, and travel in numbers or groups to have more leverage over these culprits.”
PPC Vosivai also said that it’s best to stay out of the hotspot areas or red zones.
With the slow growth of peace in ENB, PPC Vosivai is determined to maintain it and to do whatever is necessary to keep the peace.