Fear has griped residents of Weima Village, just a stone throw from Yenga in Kissi Teng Chiefdom in the Kailahun District, as six unexploded bombs were recently discovered there.
Reports say on Tuesday residents of the village were troubled by the unexploded bombs on the farm of one Sahr Bendu, 25 yards from the main road to Guinea.
The area, which is said to be a former Guinean military base during rebel war, is notorious for bomb explosions. In January this year, there was an incident of bomb explosion in the same place, which created panic in that community.
In another development, on May 4, there was sporadic firing along the border town of Norgowa in Guinea, very close to Yenga village in Sierra Leone where some military personnel are currently deployed.
Sources in Kailahun say some disgruntled Guinean military personnel had resorted to sporadic firing in Norgowa and other major towns in the Republic of Guinea for their backlog salaries and for better conditions of service.
As a result of this latest development, residents of Yenga and the entire Kissi Teng Chiefdom were in panic, fearing a spill over.
But the officer commanding the Sierra Leone military troops in Koindu and its environs, Lt. J.J Abu, had assured the people of maximum security.