East Sepik Provincial Police Commander, Superintendent Christopher Tamari, said that this long Easter weekend has been quiet so far.
“The people took part in the Way of the Cross yesterday (Good Friday).”
“We only had one minor incident at Yangoru where a family of a deceased retaliated and attacked the family of the accused. The boys (police officers) went up and helped a peace mediation between the families and sorted out the issue.”
Tamari said that the highway communities were also quiet with no major incidents reported.
The week before they did have some disturbances from school children after the closing of Term 1 where they were involved in drinking homebrew and smoking marijuana.
Tamari added that they had issued a liquor ban for the long weekend where liquor shops closed on midday Thursday 06th April and will reopen on Tuesday 11th April.
Meanwhile, Tamari mentioned that as part the new PPC for the province, he plans on improving road safety in the province.
He said that he has seen a lot of un- roadworthy vehicles on the road and therefore, he will be calling on District Administrators along with the provincial Road Traffic Authority, to meet and discuss what to do next regarding this issue.