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March 8, 2021
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Zurenuoc Condemns Killings; National Security Advisory Council to meet

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By Mickey Kavera – EM TV, Port Moresby

A special National Security Advisory Council meeting will be convened immediately to discuss and address the unacceptable behaviour of police in the country.

Chief Secretary to the Government, Sir Manasupe Zurenuoc made this clear while condemning the alleged shooting and killings at Hanuabada village recently.

He has called on the police hierarchy to look into the matter and other related incidents by the police around the country.

The recent killings at Hanuabada village are one of many faces of police brutality. Around the country, citizens are voicing concerns over the unacceptable behaviour of police.

Chief Secretary, Sir Manasupe Zurenuoc in a statement condemned the alleged killing of the two men at Hanuabada last Friday. He said it has become a common trend by certain unruly police personnel to overlook the Constabulary Standing Orders, while executing their duties.

The discharging of firearms is a serious breach of the standing orders.

Sir Manasupe conveyed his condolences to the families of the deceased.

He has called on the police hierarchy, especially Police Commissioner, Geoffrey Vaki, to address the unethical behaviour in the police force.

He said the Department of the Prime Minister and National Executive Council is willing to assist the committee set up by the people of Hanuabada to deal with this issue, through legal aid to ensure justice is served.

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