NCD polls: Security further boosted

Security in the nation’s capital has been further boosted for today’s polling.

“We will have a tight and security conscious election today,” says NCD metropolitan superintendent, Ben Turi.

“All the auxiliaries and reservists in the city will be out to stand in all polling booths.

“We will be recalling all these auxiliaries and reservists except those under NCDC.”

Initially, about 1,500 security personnel were on ground for the nation’s capital’s scheduled one day of polling (June 27), which had been deferred to today.

The need to further beef NCD security arose after intel was received of crowds of people getting on planes destined for Port Moresby.

“Because of the influx of people coming into the city, we are calling all these reservists to come support us,” says the police boss.

Residents have been assured of their safety.

(Police in NCD on Tuesday)

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