IMATT and the Republic of Sierra Leone Armed Forces (RSLAF) engineering section are to conduct a survey for dangerous weapons around the Schlenker Secondary School.
Quantities of ammunitions, 7.62 millimeters of bullets that are used for infantry weapons, and others meant for anti-aircrafts were discovered at the school’s compound.
They were discovered on diverse dates by pupils who were digging and constructing beds for their agricultural practicals.
The school’s principal, Mr S. Kamara, said the bullets were wrapped in polythene bags.
He said these could have been buried and abandoned by ex-combatants as the school compound was forcefully occupied and later used as a DDR [Disarmament, Demobilization and Reintegration] camp for three years.
Mr Kamara said he had advised the pupils to discontinue with their practicals for fear that there could be more potent arms within the school compound. Inspector Foday Dumbuya, the officer commanding the operations support division at the Port Loko police, said “the arms are now in my custody”.
He said his superiors had already been told including the assistant Inspector General of Police north.