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Church evacuated as bomb squad descends on suspicious object

Watoto Church – Kansanga is one of the Watoto Ministries celebration points across Uganda that was launched at the International University of East Africa Auditorium. Courtesy Photo.

By Our Reporter

Watoto Church – Kansanga was on Sunday evacuated after a suspicious object was discovered during a routine security check on the building.

According to a statement issued by Police on Sunday, the incident occurred at the International University Of East Africa Auditorium in Kasanga while prayers were ongoing.

It’s alleged that an item suspected to be an explosive was sighted by one of the security guards who immediately alerted the area police.

“Our Bomb Squad responded fast, took control of the situation, had the worshippers evacuated to another safely designated place for normal prayers,” Police said.

However upon examination, the object has been identified as a party popper and was safely taken away from the scene .

“We want to commend the members of the public for being vigilant and informing the police in time. Report, inform the area police in case of any incidents and items that look suspicious in the community,” Police said.

Speaking to UG Christian News, an official from the Church confirmed this incident, noting that no one was injured during the evacuation process.

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