After the burning down of two buildings in Mt. Hagen City, Police in Western Highlands Province have sent out a stern warning to people in the city to not take advantage of the situation as reinforcements pour in from other parts of the Highlands region.
Provincial Police Commander, Chief Superintendent John Sagom advised that Mobile Squad 8 has arrived in the Mt Hagen City and they are now waiting on others to arrive.
“My men are moving around in the city.”
“We are also looking out for opportunist who might take advantage of the situation and trying to cause unnecessary disturbance in the City.”
The PPC reported that a Tyre Service workshop and a Spare Parts building were burn down in retaliation by the Mogie Nambka following the death of one of their leaders.
The Mogie then allegedly ran riot throughout the city but police were able to contain the situation.
“At this time we would like to assure the residents of the city that they are safe and that they operate their businesses without fear.”
He further thanked the support of the PNG Defence force personnel on ground assisting the police to maintain safety and has added that they will be engaging all auxiliaries and reserve units.