​Mt Hagen back to normal, says Singura

The town of Western Highlands Province has returned to normal.

The province went into a frenzy on Wednesday after the confrontation by police and the University of Papua New Guinea students in Port Moresby.

People took advantage of the situation, destroying public buildings and property in the town areas. Public transportation was stopped due to owners fearing the destruction of their vehicles. Shopping centres were on a lockdown as well.

Air Niugini flights into the province was also cancelled.

Provincial Police Commander for Western Highlands Jacob Singura says Mt Hagen yesterday was busy as usual. Police presence was felt around public places in case riot groups decided to cause any more chaos.

Shopping centres and business houses have opened up again and vehicles and public transportations are back on the road to provide services to the Mt Hagen population.

However, Singura urges all people of Western Highlands Province that police will not tolerate any misbehavior from the general public. They should not take advantage of the current situation in Port Moresby.

The PPC warns that anyone caught doing wrong will be dealt with under the rule of law.


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Annette Kora