Social media blamed for trouble

The National,Wednesday June 15th, 2016

ASSISTANT Police Commissioner in the Highlands Nema Mondia has blamed social media for relaying wrong messages to the public last week resulting in injuries to people and damage to properties.
Mondia said people posting information on social media must be careful because it could incite trouble. He cited as an example the riot in Mt Hagen city by students from Mt Hagen Park Secondary School and the public. “It was massive destruction. The four banks ANZ, BSP, National Development Bank and Westpac were targeted,” Mondia said.
“People must refrain from reacting to unconfirmed information.”
“People got different messages and expressed their grievances.
He said the Mt Hagen police station and the courthouse were targeted.
Meanwhile Chimbu provincial police commander Superintendent Albert Beli has commended the people for maintaining peace and order last week.
Beli told The National in Kundiawa that there was a road block set up at Migende but police intervened and restored normalcy.
“This is a bonus for us all and I want us to keep maintaining that understanding because if we decide to take the law into our own hands, we will destroy our life and won’t find any proper solution.”