Arms recovered, suspected Al-shabaab militants arrested in Garissa raid

Arms recovered, suspected Al-shabaab militants arrested in Garissa raid

Security personnel in Garissa Town over the weekend recovered seven pistols, seven grenades, 15 magazines and 20 rounds of ammunitions at a residential house in Garissa Ndogo area.

This is following a major operation comprising various agencies.

Addressing the press in his boardroom on Tuesday when he displayed the cache of weapons, North Eastern regional coordinator Mohamud Saleh said that the security agents arrested over a dozen suspected Al-Shabaab militants of various nationalities.

He stated that the operation was based on intelligence and tips from members of the public that enabled the security agencies to track down the criminals.

Saleh mentioned that more suspects are being sought, adding that the suspects in custody have given out crucial leads that will see more arrests and recovery of dangerous arms.

The coordinator said that in the recent past, seven Tanzanian citizens have been arrested in Dadaab as they tried to cross into war torn Somalia to join the Al-Shabaab terror group.

Saleh added that within the same period, two Al-Shabaab brides, one Kenyan and a Tanzanian were arrested before they crossed over.

He noted that security personnel are on high alert across the North Eastern region and added that the sharing of information and an organized coordination between the Kenya Defense Forces (KDF), General Service Unit (GSU) and other security agencies have borne fruit.

The administrator added that last week, security officers in Mandera recovered three automatic Caribbean rifles from bandits and two rounds of ammunition.

This comes hours after police recovered an AK 47 rifle and 30 rounds of ammunition following a foiled robbery in Nakuru.