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Woman arrested over possession of suspected bomb

Suspected explosive device. URN photo

Busia, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Busia police are holding a woman for possessing a suspected bomb. The suspect is Angela Banamwana, 35, a resident of Kisoro district.

Police intercepted the suspect on Tuesday from one of the porous border points in Sofia village in the Eastern division of Busia municipality.

She was traveling from Nairobi in Kenya to Kampala. Banamwana told police that one of her friends in Kampala gave her an item to sell to an undisclosed company in Kenya’s capital Nairobi.

She however says that the company rejected the object on her arrival in Nairobi prompting her to return it to the sender in Kampala.

Didas Byaruhanga, the Busia District Police Commander- DPC, says that they have handed the object to the Counter Terrorism-CT police department for examination.

He says that the woman faces charges of illegal possession of military hardware should the object turn out to be dangerous.

Auma, Jane Rose Nandera, and Kevin Odero are some of the residents of Sofia village. They have called for the strengthening of security at the border points to avoid terror attacks.

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