|Church surrenders firearms: Image: EMTV|
A Church in Port Moresby surrendered firearms and ammunition to NCD Metropolitan Superintendent Andy Bawa.
The surrender came from Pastors from the Revival Centres of Papua New Guinea.
The firearms were surrendered after a church member who is a licensed carrier admitted to owning them. They said such weapons brought on fear in the community.
Principal Pastor Godfrey Wippon said this is something the church has been doing over its thirty year establishment.
Metropolitan Superintendent Andy Bawa commended the action by the church, saying more community assistance will help the police confiscate more firearms.
The surrendered weapons included a point twenty two rifle with bullets, a nine millimetre hand gun with eleven cartridges and two magazines, and one pistol cartridge.
The weapons are estimated to be worth around three hundred thousand kina. EMTV