Friday, 5 October 2012 8:45 AM

Gun Issue Raises Concern

A recent firearm incident in the Province of Makira, Solomon Islands had left police seriously concerned about the country's security.

Deputy Police Commissioner, Walter Kola yesterday had announced the arrest of a person in Arosi in the possession of a 3-0-3 high powered weapon.

Mr Kola says that the weapon also seem modified by homemade means.

Police became aware of the matter when villagers reported the man to police, following an incident over a brawl over which the man took out the firearm from his house and made threats with it.

Mr Kola had condemned the incident saying guns should not be in the possession of anyone in the public.

The Deputy Police Commissioner said that the police are now very much concerned over this incident and will work on further investigation to avoid anymore security threat to the public.

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