Armed hold-ups are becoming a serious problem in Milne Bay Province. Provincial Police Commander (PPC), Ben Kua told PNG HAUSBUNG the number of hold-ups has been steadily increasing since the past week.
“I have only 68 manpower available which is not enough. I sent a request to the Police Head Quarters for more manpower but then accommodation is another issue.”
Police registered increase hold-ups that were mainly caused by opportunists who have been taking advantage.
Another concern for police is Sea Piracy the Police boss stated.
“There was a report filed last week regarding the killing of two sea pirates in which we are yet to receive and confirm the details of.”
“The problem areas when it comes to Sea Piracy is mainly between Samarai and Esa’ala district.”
Kua has issued an appeal for all community members to work together alongside the police to stop crimes in the province.
“Everybody must respect yourself and each other, stop causing problems by committing crimes, because what you are doing, will not go that far for it will soon catch up with you.”
“This issue is not only a matter for police but is also everyone’s business.”