The Royal Solomon Islands Police Force (RSIPF) Explosive Ordnance Disposal (EOD) team have conducted an unexploded ordnance (UXO) operation in the Western Province from 17 May and will end on 4 June 2022.
Officer In-charge (OIC) of the RSIPF EOD team, Inspector Clifford Tunuki says, “The tasks will be carried out in Seghe area and surrounding communities.
Inspector Tunuki says, “Essentially, this operation is in support to the initial sub surface UXO clearance of the Seghe Airport.”
“Currently we have a team on the ground to respond to any UXO findings at the Seghe airport.”
OIC Tunuki says, “Whilst a team is there, I kindly call on the communities of Seghe and other surrounding communities and Islands to report any sightings of UXOs or bombs to our EOD team on mobile 7495215 or to Seghe Police Station.”
“We will have a team deployed to your community or Island and that the UXO or bomb will be dealt with immediately once reported to our EOD team.”
Mr Tunuki says, “Explosive remnants from WWII have impacted our livelihood, environment and developments. Let us all work together to suppress this threat by reporting any sightings of any unexploded bombs through Police free toll line 999 or the RSIPF EOD mobile 7495215 or report it to any nearest Police Stations.”