Assistant Commissioner of Police for Northern Command, Peter Guinness, clarified that the message was clear; remain at home or within your premises.
So far, Lae police have confirmed five deaths and six injuries.
“Why did they come out to the streets? What was their intention and what was their purpose for coming and joining the group to cause trouble?”
Highlighting the Port Moresby rampage on Wednesday, January 10th, ACP Guinness said people thought they could capitalise on the situation in other centres of the country.