By Mirembe Martina
Two children today narrowly escaped a bomb blast in Nakaseke after they found it while grazing cattle in a field.
According to the man who saved them, the twelve-year-old twins found the grenade in the field where they had gone to graze cattle and started dismantling it, not knowing what it was. It was them that the man found them and told them to show him what they were doing. He immediately called police which took the explosive device to Isingo army barracks where it is going to be disarmed.
Nakeseke is part of the war torn area next to Luweero district where the NRA war took place. It is believed the place has thousands of skulls of people who were killed during the war which saw Museveni take over power in 1986 and become Uganda’s president.
The children belong to the home of Ssalongo Benjamin.
Police called onto the public to stay clear of unidentified items in the area saying they still do not know which things are out there from the war. They cited of an incident which one person was killed and five others injured when they picked an object and put it together with bricks for burning only for it to explode and injure them. The incident took place last month.
Police has urged the public to be careful of suspicious objects.