Southern Highlands killing

Surrender or get hunted down: Baki

Commissioner for Police, Gari Baki, this morning said this in response to the killings in Mendi, Southern Highlands Province, over the weekend.

“I want all these senseless killers to surrender themselves to the law.”

Baki warns that if they do not surrender themselves, they (police) will go after them.

“If we have the firearms to go after them to detain them, we will do it,” he says.

He issued this warning to the people up in Southern Highlands and said they should think about his words very carefully.

Hela gives ultimatum to SHP leaders

The incident occurred along the Imbonggu road in Southern Highlands.

The Hela leaders gathered today in Port Moresby and shared their grievances, saying the military style ambush and killing of police officers, and wounding of another officer along with two teachers, was a terrifying action.

The leaders said such an action requires a full scale operation to bring the killers to face the full force of the law.

Hela Gimbu Association chairman Damien Arabagali condemned such an act, describing it as barbaric and preplanned murder.