Rita Flynn gunshots alarm residents

Last night, residents were alarmed when they heard gunshots at the Rita Flynn Complex – the venue where the nation’s capital’s polling materials are kept.

The incident happened sometime around 11.30pm.

However, NCD metropolitan superintendent, Commander Ben Turi, says there is no need for distress.

“We were firing to disperse the crowd,” he tells Loop PNG.

“People were gathering around the area; it was overcrowded. We had to chase everyone away.”

This happened after NCD’s one-day polling. As electoral officials and security personnel packed up and transported the materials to the complex, vehicles loaded with people also followed suit.

Police had no choice but to resort to that tactic.

Apart from that, no major security issues were experienced yesterday, says the police boss.


Carmella Gware