Police on Tuesday recovered a bomb that had been abandoned in Bugema ‘A’ village, Bukasakya Sub- County in Mbale district.
Elgon region Police Spokesperson, Robert Tukei says the explosive device was discovered by the local community who alerted Police and bomb experts from Bugema army barracks.
“It’s true the suspected bomb was recovered in Mbale district and a joint security operation rushed to the scene and we recovered the bomb. Information has been shared with the sister security force UPDF 3rd Division Bugema,” said Mr Tukei.
He said the bomb was handed over to UPDF for further investigation and management.
Bomb experts fenced off the scene at around 4:00pm before the device was taken away for further investigations.
Police commended the residents for reporting the matter to Police because the explosives could have landed in the wrong hands.