PNG police wreck own office

3:47 pm on 15 September 2015

Damage to a police station in Papua New Guinea's Southern Highlands Province is being blamed on young police officers.

The Post Courier newspaper reports the men in Kagua District went on a rampage two weeks ago in broad daylight.

Witnesses who spoke to the newspaper say the men opened fire on members of the public after trashing the police station, and caused damage to a police vehicle.

A community leader and leader of the Mirupa Tribe, Nickolas Undi, says people are disgusted and he challenged the police to immediately investigate the incident.

The police station commander, Chief Inspector Albert Korin, told the paper there was a breakdown of command and control of the young officers.