Over 200 troops to be engaged in Mendi

200-plus troops are set to be deployed to Mendi.

PNGDF Chief-of-Staff, Philip Polewara, says the troops will be flown to Hagen today and make their way to Mendi.

He says at present the situation on ground is tense.

Polewara further confirmed that defence reinforcements have come in from Tari and have set up guards for the hospital, police station and CS properties.

Julianna Waeda