Three kidnapped by Al Shabaab in Mandera town

Written By: Adesh Macan/Beth Nyaga

Three kidnapped by Al Shabaab in Mandera town

A joint security operation is underway in Mandera County following Wednesday’s kidnapping of three people by suspected Al Shabaab militants.

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The three were kidnapped along the Fino-Leafy road while onboard a bus that had left Mandera town en route to Lafey when they were ambushed in a remote area between Fino and Sheikh Barrow.

The militants are said to have separated the locals from non-locals before ordering the locals to get into the bus and proceed with their journey.

They then fled towards the Kenya-Somalia border with the three men.

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Confirming the incident, Mandera County Commissioner Onesmus Kyatha said a contingent of security personnel are tracking their movement even as he assured that the government has put in place measures that will ensure non-locals willing to travel within the region do so without fear.

Three kidnapped by Al Shabaab in Mandera town
Mandera County Commissioner Onesmus Kyatha
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