Tension high in Wajir after suspected militants kill six

Written By: KBC reporter

Wajir has experienced a series of terrorist attacks.

Six people including a Kenya police reservist who were killed by alleged Alshabaab militia at Khorof Harar in Wajir County have been buried with locals seeking answers from the government.

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Residents in the area claim security officers are yet to be dispatched to track the attackers 24 hours after they struck firing at will.

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Area leaders led by Wajir Governor Mohamed Abdi have condemned the killings vowing to soldier on in fighting the militia.

Three others are nursing injuries at Khorof Harar sub-county. They are said to have been ambushed by the militia on Monday.

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The killings have elicited criticism from area leaders who are accusing security officers of abandoning locals at the time of need.

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Wajir Governor Mohamed Abdi lamented that despite the presence of four military camps residents were still suffering in the hands of Alshabaab.

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With tension high in the area following the killings, area leaders are calling on residents to remain vigilant and be ready to protect themselves.

The north-eastern region has often been targeted by the militants.

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