In Summary
  • Linda Boni Operation Director Joseph Kanyiri says they will not relent until all the criminals are arrested or killed.

  • Nyongoro has become an area of concern due to the numerous Al-Shabaab attacks.

  • In mid-June 2017, three Al-Shabaab hideouts were discovered and destroyed in Nyongoro.

  • Mr Kanyiri asked members of the public to cooperate with security officers to ensure the security of travellers on the road is guaranteed.

The operation to hunt down suspected Al-Shabaab terrorists who killed a woman and injured five police officers at Nyongoro along the Lamu-Mombasa road on Saturday morning has been intensified.

Linda Boni Operation Director Joseph Kanyiri says they will not relent until all the criminals are arrested or killed.

Speaking to Nation early Sunday morning, Mr Kanyiri said enough security officers have already been deployed at Nyongoro and its environs.

Mr Kanyiri said the search is also concentrated in areas near Boni Forest where the militants are believed to be hiding.

FREQUENT ATTACKS

Nyongoro has become an area of concern due to the numerous Al-Shabaab attacks and subsequent killings conducted by the Somalia-based Al-Qaeda-linked group.

In mid-June 2017, three Al-Shabaab hideouts were discovered and destroyed in Nyongoro with an undisclosed number of the terrorists killed.

However, the number of terrorist attacks that are being witnessed in the same area continue to increase with members of the public and even the security agencies themselves raising concerns over the same.

But Mr Kanyiri said security forces have already identified notorious hotspots that are normally easily attacked by Al-Shabaab and that adequate security barricades have been set up in such areas.

Areas that have become known Al-Shabaab attack spots on the Lamu-Garsen road include Nyongoro, Gamba, Mambo Sasa Corner, Lango la Simba and Milihoi.

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