Central provincial police commander, Laimo Asi, told Loop PNG that a group of armed men, numbering over 10, entered the Kupiano area using two dinghies. This was between 8.30pm and 9pm.
“They then proceeded on foot to Kupiano Station, held up our district officers and took an education vehicle,” PPC Asi said.
The group then went into the Central police station commander’s residence and ambushed him and his family.
“They fired shots at the police station commander while he was in the house with his family,” PPC Asi reported.