Uganda: Bomb Found Buried At Rival’s Doorstep

The Uganda People's Defence Forces (UPDF) has recovered a bomb planted at a resident's doorstep in Aber Sub-county, Oyam District.

The bomb was dumped at the doorstep of Mr Denis Opio, a resident of Oyoe village in Wirao parish.

The UPDF Karuma sector political commissar (also the spokesperson), Mr Stanley Opoka, confirmed the development.

Mr Opoka said he received a phone call from one of the locals informing him that the bomb had been found planted at Mr Opio's door.

"I promptly dispatched a team of soldiers to the area headed by the intelligence officer, Capt Themothy Agaba. Upon reaching the place, they found that it was a rocket propelled grenade," Mr Opoka told Daily Monitor in a telephone interview last Saturday.

The army said the device was found to have been fired but it did not explode. It was later taken to Karuma UPDF barracks as investigations continue.

Mr Opoka said they also recovered a piece of paper written by somebody warning Mr Opio to stop having an affair with his wife.

"I think the person who planted the bomb is one of the two men whose wife Mr Opio is alleged to have been cohabiting with, because the information I have got indicates that Opio, who has three wives, initially married one woman but later brought two women who were housewives of other men," he said.

The letter, which the bomb was placed on, warned: "Opio if you don't leave my wife I will kill you".

The army cautioned the public to be vigilant and avoid moving near suspicious objects.

"The public should always stay away within a radius of 150 metres from where suspected bomb has been found," Mr Opoka said.

The district security committee chairperson, Ms Jillian Akulu, also the Resident District Commissioner, declined to comment on the matter, saying security organs are still investigating it.

"We want to find out from residents if they are suspecting anybody among them and if so, does that person have the capacity to be in possession of a bomb?" she said.

Soiurce: The Monitor.