RSIPF EOD safely remove five bombs
21 February, 2018, 5:11 pm
Update: 5:11PM THE Royal Solomon Islands Police Force (RSIPF) Explosive Ordnance Disposal (EOD) team successfully removed Unexploded Ordnance (UXO) from three locations in Honiara and Henderson area today.
RSIPF EOD officer-in-charge Inspector Clifford Tunuki said his team 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 UXOs – one x US 105mm 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,” Insp Tunuki said.
“This is a total of five UXOs safely removed and all taken to EOD for safe storage at Hells Point for destruction,” he said.
“The message to the 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.”