Most wanted female gangster dramatically surrenders

She carried along a village chief to the County Commissioners office.

Mumina Eroba, who was accused of being behind the February attack at Qarsa that left three teachers dead has surrendered to police bosses in Wajir.

Northeastern regional coordinator Mohamud Saleh said on the phone her surrender was a “big breakthrough in the war on terror”.

Ms Eroba is the mother of another wanted suspect, Abdiwahab Osman, who is linked to IED attack that claimed the lives of eight officers in Wajir. Security agencies are also looking for Ahmed Debar.

Eroba presented herself alongside Osman’s wife Asha Gedi at the Wajir county commissioner’s offices. They were accompanied by their relatives and an assistant chief who had helped in tracking her down.

“She [Eroba] was very dangerous. Most of the attacks that have occurred in Wajir are linked to her and her son in one way or another,” Saleh said.

“She must have decided to surrender after realising we were closing down on her. Her days were numbered.”

He said Eroba was being held by a multiagency team for questioning. Security officers will go after her accomplices, Saleh said.

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