42 Military officers deployed to Koro Island
February 23, 2016 1:02 am
42 military officers from the 3FIR Company left Suva for Koro Island this morning.
3FIR Company Commander Lt. Colonel Ben Naliva told FBC News the officers have been deployed with rations, medical aids and machineries.
He says this is to create some certainty and stability on the island.
He says that the first priority for them is to clear communication lines in Koro as well as clear the roads for medical officers to assist the villagers on Koro Island.
Another team of 42 officers are expected to leave for Ovalau and Moturiki tomorrow while 15 officers are expected to be deployed to Batiki and Nairai this afternoon.