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Wednesday, January 11, 2012

North East Kenya Warned about Possible an Impending suicide bombing

Residents of North Eastern have been urged to be extra alert after police received intelligence reports over an impending suicide bombing attack by members of the al shabaab group from Somalia.

Addressing the press in his office, North Eastern provincial police boss Leo Nyongesa urged wananchi to be extra vigilant and report any suspicious looking characters to the relevant authorities. "It is my appeal to the locals to assist the security apparatus in the region in identifying these criminal gangs through the community policing spirit, we believe we will achieve very little without their support," said the police boss.

  • His statement comes just a day after police in Garissa arrested two suspects in connection with the new year eve terror attack at Locus bar. 
  • Five people were killed and more than 20 injured when they were celebrating the new year. 
  • Among those who were killed was a GSU officer and an administration police officer. 
  • The two, an ex-police officer and a taxi driver and who are currently being held at the Garissa police station were arrested by police officers yesterday.
  • The PPO who confirmed their arrest said that a jungle Jacket was found in the house of one of the suspects. 
"We believe the two have crucial information that will greatly assist us In getting those who were involved in the incident," he said. In total 19 people have been killed in Garissa county among them five security officers. This is after Kenya sent its troops to Somalia in October to hunt down the al Shabaab insurgents who were blamed for a series of murders and kidnappings on the Kenyan soil.

The Rest @ AllAFrica

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