Christmas celebrations called off following second stand off

By Theckla Gunga – EM TV, Port Moresby

Last night’s X-Mas Celebrations in the Nation’s Capital were called off following another standoff between members of the two disciplinary forces.

NCD Residents who arrived at the Jack Pidik Park in Five Mile were asked to return home by security guards.

For three hours, there was no police present at the Park.

Following speculations on social media about another riot between the two forces, all roads leading into the Boroko police station were sealed off by police officers.

For almost three hours, motorists were stopped from driving into the Boroko area.

A short closed door meeting was held between the superiors of both forces at eight last night.

The meeting lasted for at least forty five minutes.

Details of the meetings were not revealed to the media but EMTV News understands that the superiors have reached a compromise last night.

The recent confrontation has caused confusion for many NCD Residents especially those living in the Four Mile, Taurama and Boroko areas. 

In a joint media conference on Saturday, the PNGDF acting Chief of Staff Col. Oala Vagi warned the general public to not take advantage of the confrontation and try to destroy the public property.

The NCD Metropolitan Superintendent Andy Bawa has also issued warnings that anyone caught breaking the law will be dealt with.

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