Two arrested in Isiolo, AK47 rifle, grenades recovered

Two people have been arrested with one AK47 rifle, 128 rounds of ammunition and two hand grenades in Merti, Isiolo County. 

In a statement Monday morning the Directorate of Criminal Investigations (DCI), said the two suspects Abdi Fatah Ibrahim and Yusuf Mohamed were arrested after police patrolling the area Sunday night spotted two suspicious Toyota probox.  

According to a joint team of officers from DCI Merti and Yamicha Police Post signalled  the occupants to stop, but instead the two vehicles sped off. 

A hot pursuit ensued, before two occupants in one of the cars, Reg. No. KCY 576H opened fire at the officers, a move that triggered an exchange of rapid shots in self-defense. 

Cornered, the suspects surrendered and were arrested.

The search in their car saw the recovery of the weapons, including five magazines and 9 magazine pouches, a military jungle belt, two mobile phones and several pen knives.

The other vehicle managed to get away, but detectives are on lookout for it.

Meanwhile, the arrested suspects; are undergoing interrogations, with the Bomb Disposal Unit and Anti-Terrorism Police Unit pursuing the case.



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