More than 50 police vehicles enter UPNG Waigani campus

More than 50 police vehicles entered the University of Papua New Guinea’s main Waigani campus at around 4.45am today.

Police Commissioner Gari Baki told Loop PNG that police have been on ground since 3am.He wouldn’t disclose the exact number of law enforcers deployed.

They are there to "restore normalcy", Baki stated.

The issue of them being armed is as per their "duty requirements".

The operation contains all four mobile squads in POM, general duties and HQ staff, as well as Bomana staff  who will be on duty.

Students, on the other hand, are intimidated by the presence of the armed personnel.

All the students are now gathered at the Forum Square.

Baki would not comment on the duration of the operation on campus saying that they will need to see what transpires today.

Carmella Gware