Police to monitor UPNG

NCD Police will be monitoring the situation at the University of Papua New Guinea campus.

Police have been tasked to keep an eye on the students’ engagements as well as monitor for opportunists who would want to take advantage of tensions that may arise on the ground.

NCD metropolitan police Commander Ben Turi tells Loop PNG that while presently the situation is calm and quiet, his commanders have all been notified and will be taking the UPNG area into consideration in their operational runs.

Meantime, Turi adds that his main concern, as with any potential unrest or protest situation, is the safety of the public and to also contain any tensions that may take place.

A forum has been scheduled by the UPNG SRC for this coming Monday for the students to discuss their petition, calling on Prime Minister Peter O’Neill to step down and the reinstatement of National Fraud and Anti-Corruption Directorate boss Matthew Damaru and Chief Inspector Timothy Gitua.


Julianna Waeda