700 plus UXOs destroyed in Solomon Islands Western Province

EODD Officers preparing UXOs for destruction using explosives (PHOTO: Solomon Islands Government)

Seven hundred plus unexploded ordnance (UXOs) have been destroyed in Western Province in Solomon Islands after a 12 days operation. 

Explosive Ordnance Disposal Department (EODD) of the Royal Solomon Islands Police Force (RSIPF) were deployed to the WP and destroyed those World War II dangerous remnants. 

Supervising Commissioner RSIPF Ian Vaevaso says, “RSIPF EODD Officers have just returned from a 12 days operation in the Western Province. The team was able to respond to many reports that enabled safe recovery and disposal of over 700 plus UXO’s.” 

“The EODD would like to thank the communities for their ongoing support during these dangerous operations. Especially those communities around the Munda area.” 

He said UXO’s still remain in many areas within the Western Province.