In a crucial 12-day operation, the Explosive Ordnance Disposal Department (EODD) of the Royal Solomon Islands Police Force (RSIPF) had safely disposed of more than 700 unexploded ordnance (UXOs) in Western Province.

The operation, conducted to address the lingering dangers from World War II remnants, showcased the dedication and expertise of RSIPF EODD Officers.

Supervising Commissioner Mr. Ian Vaevaso expressed satisfaction with the team's accomplishments, stating, "RSIPF EODD Officers have just returned from a 12-day operation in the Western Province."

This successful mission was marked by the team's ability to respond promptly to various reports, ensuring the secure recovery and disposal of the hazardous remnants scattered across the province.

Mr. Vaevaso extended his gratitude to the communities for their unwavering support during the delicate and dangerous operations, with a special mention of appreciation for those residing in the Munda area, where the bulk of the operation took place. The collaboration between law enforcement and local communities played a pivotal role in the overall success of the mission.

Despite this significant achievement, Mr. Vaevaso emphasized the lingering threat of UXOs in various areas within Western Province. He urged residents to remain vigilant and report any discoveries promptly to the RSIPF EODD at 7495215 or their local police. The call for continued public cooperation underscores the ongoing commitment to maintaining safety and security in the region.

The RSIPF remains dedicated to addressing the potential dangers posed by UXOs, and community awareness and reporting are crucial elements in ensuring the success and safety of future disposal operations. The recent operation not only marks a significant milestone in addressing historical remnants but also highlights the ongoing collaborative efforts between law enforcement and local communities for a safer Western Province.


Source: Press Release, RSIPF Media