Al Shabaab Terrorists planning attacks in Kenya

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The Kenya Police have issued an alert after receiving intelligence reports that the terror group Al Shabaab are planning attacks in the country ahead of the festive season.

Police said the terror group Al Shabaab (above) are planning attacks in the country. play Police said the terror group Al Shabaab (above) are planning attacks in the country. (Courtesy)

The Kenya Police have issued an alert after receiving intelligence reports that the terror group Al Shabaab are planning attacks in the country ahead of the festive season.

Inspector General of Police Joseph Boinnet said the reports indicated the Al-Shabaab militia were regrouping along the Kenya-Somalia border in readiness to carry out attacks.

He said the terror group along with ISIS, plan to target security personnel and establishments as well as public service vehicles (PSVs) plying on the border counties.

“We have available information show that ISIS still continue to target our youths for recruitment online, but elaborate efforts have been employed to deal with the attempts of group to indoctrinate our youths,” said Boinnet.

Change of tact

Boinett said the terror group had changed tact, said the police boss, and had split into smaller groups and infiltrated the country especially along the borders of Mandera, Wajir, Garissa and Lamu counties.

play Inspector General Joseph Boinnet (Nation Media Group)

 

He further said the militants are known to take advantage of the ongoing rains to infiltrate the country through the general areas of Kolbio and close to Hulugho area in Garissa County.

The IG said that they were also aware that Al-Shabaab was planning to amass its militants in Jedahaley area in Somalia with intention of infiltrating into the country for attacks.

Some of them he said were hiding in small groups pretending to be herders around Hida and Dambala in Somalia while plotting to sneak into the country.

However he ensured Kenyans that security has been heightened in the country to avert any attacks, and to the public to continue cooperating with them and remain vigilant.

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