The unexploded bomb which was found in Masaka has been moved to Katakwi for destruction. It evokes memories of the war that overthrew Iddi Amin.
Police has transferred the unexploded bomb that was discovered in Masaka last week to Katakwi for destruction. The cylindrical aerial bomb was found in Bwala Hill by a casual laborer who was digging up a foundation.
It was found in the compound of Steven Zinalaba, a poultry farmer in Masaka town.
Eddie Sserunjogi, Masaka DPC says that counter terrorism detectives will first examine the bomb at the government storage facility in Katakwi before destroying it.
He explains that the police bomb squad decided to move the bomb from Masaka because they discovered that some of its components were still active. Sserunjogi says that they could not destroy the bomb in Masaka because it is over populated and yet they need a bigger space with no human settlement.
He explains that once it explodes, the entire Masaka town can be affected by its blasts and lead to miscarriages amongst expectant mothers. Abdullah Abibaseku, a bomb expert attached to Masaka mechanized brigade who examined the object says it is part of the bombs fired at jet fighters in the 1979.
Abibaseku suspects that the bomb could have been planted there by Iddi Amin’s soldiers during their war with Tanzanian forces. He explains that if detonated, it could destroy an entire village.
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