Police Commissioner Gari Baki said they are antcipating challenges and high security risks in the region.
“Most of the security personnel will be based in the highlands because the region presents a lot of encounters, in terms of security aspects.”
Baki is calling on locals to understand the election process and to work with police to make sure the elections run smoothly and on a safe and trouble-free note.
Meanwhile, the Autonomous Region of Bougainville security operation was launched last week, where police election operations started and will continue until the end of polling period. The same is expected to take place after the police operation launch in Mt Hagen this week.