Police issues warning to settlers

The Madang provincial police commander is appealing to the general public of Madang Province to be more cautious and aware of what has been going on in the township.

PPC Jacob Singura says there has been a great increase in the number of deaths and the rate of attempted killings has also risen over the past couple of weeks.

He says he has come up with a new strategy which he believes will help minimise these numbers and that is to go down hard on families, especially those who are not from Madang but have settled themselves in the province and are harbouring suspects.

They will send the families who are hiding criminals back to their place of origin.

PPC Singura says it is not always the Madang locals who commit these crimes but those from other provinces who settle there.

This strategy has the full support of Singura’s provincial police administration as well as the Madang Provincial Government.

Police will come down hard on settlers who are not respectable and law abiding. This is to make sure that no one is above the law.

Annette Kora