The object which was wrapped in a light-green polythene bag was seen in a garden at around mid-day today near St. Anthony Medicare Clinic in Kizito Zone.
Police officers at the scene in response to a bomb scare in Luwero
Residents in Kizito zone in Luwero Town Council in Luwero
district have been thrown into panic after sighting an abandoned object which
they suspected to be a bomb.
The object which was wrapped in a light-green polythene bag was
seen in a garden at around mid-day today near St. Anthony Medicare Clinic
in Kizito Zone.
The concerned locals were scared as they tipped off each other
about the object.
They then tipped off Luwero Central Police Station (CPS) which
is about half a kilometer away from the scene.
Police was deployed to attend to the scare.
However, after the deployment of sniffer dogs, it was
established that it not a bomb.
The police’s bomb squad then moved closer to the object and after over an hour established that it
was a Calabash wrapped in a polythene bag.
When questioned about the development, Felix Mugizi, the Luwero
District Police Commander (DPC) told Uganda Radio Network (URN) that: “It
wasn’t a bomb.” Isah
Ssemwogerere, the Savannah Regional Police publicist told URN that locals
should continue exercising this remarkable vigilance to keep bomb scares at bay.
Police says they are still investigating the motive of the
person who dropped this object at that place.
On Friday, a Mercedes Benz belonging to Suzan Amero, the
Amuria Woman MP, caused a false bomb scare at parliament when it made a loud
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These two incidents, the one at parliament and this one in Luwero come just days
after a terror attack in Kampala.
On Tuesday bombs went off at Parliamentary Avenue (IPS Building) and the other opposite the Central Police
left seven people dead and 37 injured.