Two bodies of suspected Al-shabaab attack victims found in Lamu forest
Two bodies were found in a forest in Hindi, Lamu County on Thursday morning.
Police said the bodies are of two people who were abducted by suspected Al-Shabaab terrorists eight days ago in the Kibokoni area.
Locals have since moved out of their homes in the area, with some forced to spend the night in the forest in fear of attacks.
The worrying state of security in Lamu saw heavy deployment of security in a bid to ward off any impending attacks from both Al-Shabaab militants and bandits.
Students have also been forced to leave school even as parents appeal to the government to address the matter and contain the situation.
Four police officers were on January 7 killed in a suspected Al-Shabaab attack at Milihoi area after the militants reportedly attacked a police convoy in the area.
Meanwhile, the latest bandit attack, the fifth this month, left one person injured and several houses torched despite an ongoing high-level multi-agency operation in the Coastal town’s mainland.
The attacks which are targeting specific Lamu villages have notably been escalating in the past three weeks leaving more than 10 people dead and property destroyed.