Al Shabaab Militants Burn Down Several Houses, Abduct Two- Photos

Suspected Al Shabaab militants in the wee hours of Thursday morning raided a village, burnt it down and abducted two men.

The militants are said to have targeted houses within Sangailu, Garissa County where Kenya Police Reservists (KPR) officers have been living before kidnapping Mr Mohammed Bashir and his son Abdi Mohammed.

By time of going to press, a number of women were still displaced with reports that they spent the night in the cold.

“The militants stormed here in the morning, caused havoc and left after burning our houses,” Mr Hassan Geley said.

A house that was burnt by the militants. Photo/Courtesy

On Tuesday night, the militants equally stormed the same village and burnt down houses belonging to KPR officers.

The incident took place just weeks after the militants stormed Saretho primary school and killed four teachers.

The shocking incident saw the Kenyan Government transfer all the non-local teachers who have been working in the vast North Eastern region.

Police have in the past said that the militants have also being targeting communication masts within North Eastern.

A house that was burnt by the militants. Photo/Courtesy

Last week, Interior CS Dr Fred Matiang’i issued tough orders to the area chiefs saying that they had no option but to deal with the terrorist group.

“Work hand in hand with village elders to ensure that security and normalcy is restored,” Dr Matiang’i told the chiefs.


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