May 22, 2024

Al-Shabaab kidnap TWO Kenyan police after an ambush

2 min read
Al-Shabaab kidnap TWO Kenyan police after an ambush

Two Kenyan police officers kidnapped by Al-Shabaab militants after an ambush at Kambioos Police Camp in Garissa County

Two Kenyan police officers kidnapped by Al-Shabaab militants after an ambush at Kambioos Police Camp in Garissa County.

A group of armed men set up an ambush at Kambioos Police Camp in Garissa County on Wednesday night, taking two police officers attached to the Hagadera Police Station hostage.

A police report states that on Wednesday around 7:30 p.m., the gunmen, who are thought to be militants from Al-Shabaab, set their base 700 meters from the Camp.

The gunmen watched the officers’ movements and then ambushed the police camp, firing AK-47 rifles at first.

A prolonged shootout broke out as the officers reacted, lasting several minutes.

Moments later, the gunmen added to their firepower by using the Rocket-Propelled Grenade (RPGs) at the camp.

However, when backup finally arrived, the officers managed to subdue the gunmen. 

Why Raila AU job bid is in limbo

DCI nabs suspect behind Ksh 2.5 billion gold scam involving Malaysian nationals

Government issues orders on Embarambamba and Bishop Johanna controversial content

Charity Ngilu poses tough questions to Raila over his succession in Azimio

Raila reveals his preferred candidate for LSK president position

The gunmen, who had advanced towards the camp, fled from the scene, leaving behind a trail of destruction in their wake.

According to the report, a team led by Sub County Police Commander (SCPC) Stephen Parlero visited the scene and established that two of the officers who were on the front line battling against the militants were missing.

Further, the team observed that the officers’ rifles were also missing.

Police officers have since launched investigations to locate the missing police officers and find out where the gunmen are hiding.

The incident highlights the growing concern over the rise of attacks by the Al-Shabaab militants despite the government’s commitment to fighting the group.

Also read,

Majority of University students risk dropping out as government cuts funding

Ruto legal advisor warns KRA over controversial housing levy deductions

REVEALED! How Ruto administration borrowed Ksh.223.5b in five months

Raila reveals new details of meeting with Ruto and Museveni in Uganda

Ruto support for Raila’s AU job will hand him a direct win in 2027

Follow us

FaceBook

Telegram

error: Content is protected !!