The Royal Solomon Islands Police Force (RSIPF) Explosive Ordnance Disposal (EOD) Team has successfully removed Unexploded Ordnance (UXO) from three locations in Honiara and Henderson area yesterday, 21 February 2018.
Officer In-Charge (OIC), RSIPF EOD, Inspector Clifford Tunuki says, “My team has responded to three sightings of UXO, two in Honiara and one in the Henderson area.”
“One US 5 inch MK35 projectile was removed from the White River area in West Honiara; two UXO’s, 1 x US 105 mm High Explosive (HE) with 1 x US 75mm HE projectile were removed from Henderson area and two UXO known as US 81mm moda confiscated by Honiara City Council Enforcement officers from two males at Honiara Central Market and handed to the EOD. This is a total of five UXOs’ safely removed and all taken to EOD for safe storage at Hells Point for destruction,” explains OIC Tunuki.
He says, “The message to general public, if you find any UXO, do not touch it or remove it, instead report it to any nearest police station or call our Police Communication on phone number 23666 or free toll line 999, or call directly our on-duty officers on mobile phone number 7495215.”