Police presence gradually returns to HB

NCD police have begun operations to filter back into Hanuabada village.

The Police Superintendent of Operations, Michael Tilae, says while they have yet to officially meet with the community members, his units are now responding to calls from Port Moresby’s big village.

Since 2015, there has been a police ban going into the village following the HB shooting incidents which led to a stand-off with police in the area.

In a meeting with the NCD Metropolitan command, leaders have over the last two months began dialogue to get police presence back into the village.

During these initial meetings, the elders that gathered were tasked to meet with the community and facilitate for a dialogue between police and the community.

Tilae says irrespective of the outcome, his units stand ready to assist the community to ensure that law and order is maintained in the area.

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Julianna Waeda