How police recovered explosive device near Entebbe beach

Kampala Metropolitan Police Deputy Spokesperson, ASP Luke Owoyesigyire confirmed the report

Entebbe, (UG): The Police Bomb Squad in Kampala Metropolitan Tuesday recovered a suspected explosive device near Rolex Beach within the Botanical Gardens in Entebbe, in Wakiso District.

ASP Luke Owoyesigyire, the Kampala Metropolitan Police Deputy Spokesperson confirmed the successful detonation of the handmade grenade which was recovered in an operation led by the Entebbe Division Police Commander at around 6 pm.

“On January 23rd, 2024, at around 6 PM, the DPC of Entebbe Police Division led a prompt response team following reports of a suspected explosive device near Rolex Beach within the Botanical Gardens,” Mr Owoyesigyire stated in a police statement.

According to preliminary investigations, Owoyesigyire allayed the fears of the public saying “the item discovered was a non-spent ordnance buried underground for years, exposed due to soil erosion,” but it was successfully detonated with no injuries caused.

“In the interest of public safety, meticulous inquiries were initiated, and the scene was thoroughly processed and documented. Following the guidance of bomb experts, a controlled explosion was executed on-site, resulting in zero injuries or damages,” Owoyesigyire explained.

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Police urged the public to “remain vigilant and report any suspicious items promptly, facilitating swift police response and ultimately saving lives.”

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“Further details will be provided at the earliest opportunity.”

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