25 Oct 2005

Former Fiji gunman sets up security firm and eyes international contracts

4:21 pm on 25 October 2005

The former leader of the Fiji gunmen who staged the coup in 2000 says his new security company's services have raised interest in Fiji and overseas.

Ilisoni Ligairi says his company, Ronin High Risk Security, is no a threat to national security but a response to a demand for personal and business security in Fiji.

The former British SAS soldier, whose unit held the Chaudhry government hostage for 56 days, had said he had no intention of sending his men overseas, but now reveals he is considering international work.

"What's going on now is in the Middle East and far Southeast Asia and all these places. And locally, too - there is a need for normal local private security."

Ilisoni Ligairi says he is currently looking at profiles of people offering to work for his company.