Business at the usually busy Uganda Revenue Authority offices in Nakawa was this morning grounded to a halt by a bomb scare.
Police seized a package containing suspected bomb-making material from a bus that arrived in the capital Kampala from Kenya.
The package was seized at a customs point where buses arriving from neighbouring countries are checked by officials of the URA, whose headquarters were evacuated for several hours over the bomb scare.
The Gateway bus registration number KBA 902D, travelling from Kenya arrived at Nakawa at 8:30 am, with the intention of offloading goods at the URA bus terminal.
Vincent Sekate, the Police Spokesperson, says police has earlier been notified abut the suspicious material on the bus.
Sekate says the bomb squad and sniffer dogs were brought in to comb the bus and the revenue offices, until when they landed on the suspicious material packed in a box.
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The driver, conductor and a passenger all unidentified were arrested and taken to the rapid response unit.
Aguma Joel, the Rapid response Unit Superintendent, says they are still being held at the Kireka unit pending interrogation.
A metal detector was set up on spot with all entrants to the URA premises being subjected to a security check up.
In July this year, more than 70 revellers lost their lives after two bombs went off at Kyadondo Rugby grounds and Ethiopian village Kabalagala.