Security officers through heightened surveillance along the Kenya-Somalia border have nabbed six foreigners on their way to Somalia to join Al-Shabaab terrorist group.
The six are Muhamed Jahad Farah, Saad Suleiman Saleh, Nadrik Mbwana Salum, Abdul Kadir Salum Seif and Ali Issa Ali, all Tanzanian Nationals and Hassan Tourabih Kintosa, a Ugandan National.
Upon interrogation, the six admitted that they were on their way to join Al-Shabaab after being recruited and facilitated by their handlers from Tanzania and Uganda respectively.
The arrests come barely two weeks after another arrest of three Tanzanian nationals namely Abdul Saif Salimu, Zuberi Ngare Mtondoo and Seif Abdalla Juma who were arrested at Korakora, Garissa, after members of the public reported their presence in the area.
The collaboration between security agencies and the local population in the North has gained traction and the locals are now more open and free to share information with the local authorities.
Members of the public are encouraged to continue sharing information with relevant security agencies.
Citizens have also been urged to be vigilant at all times and report to the police any suspicious persons, activities and unattended luggage.