An alleged Al–Shabab terrorist was yesterday killed by the police at the main border in Liboi, Garissa County.
The incident happened after the police seized a donkey carrying two AK 47 rifles and bomb manufacturing materials.
Officers involved in the action confirmed that the suspect with the donkey was shot and killed.
“They were headed for a mission in the area when they were intercepted,” police said.
Police also seized Improvised Explosive Device assembly compounds and logistical support supplies.
Police remarked that the terrorist group has a donkey unit that aids them in their tasks.
According to North Eastern regional commissioner Nicodemus Ndalana, they are yet to discover the planned endpoint of the weapons and explosives.
He confirmed that they have positioned more officers in the area to take care of the increased terror cases.
“All we want is the support of the locals who we suspect could know what is happening. These terrorists cannot come and plant explosives here without locals knowing it,” he said.
This is among the recent cases whereby Al–Shabab were discovered using donkeys to transport their weapons to Kenya.
Al–Shabab rebels have been attacking various areas in Mandera and Garissa after breaking through security zones.
They have also been fixing explosives on the paths used by the security agencies.
The incidents have left several civilians and security officials dead or wounded.
By Everlyne Bosibori