Nairobi News

GeneralHustleMust ReadNewsWhat's Hot

Inside the Al Shabab training camps in Somali – 6 escapees

By Nyaboga Kiage December 12th, 2022 2 min read

Six suspected Al Shabaab militants who allegedly escaped from a training camp in Somalia have been arrested in Kenya.

Police say that the six are part of a larger number that sneaked away from the training camp saying that they feared the tough training conditions.

Mr Nicodemus Ndalana, the North Eastern Police Boss said that the six escapees were also dissatisfied with the fact that they had been promised to be paid a huge amount of cash but it has never happened.

“They have been nabbed and currently they are being grilled by sleuths attached to the Anti-Terrorism Police Unit (ATPU) so that they shed more light on the matter,” Mr Ndalana said.

Also read: How lone shooter stalked businessman from Nairobi to Embu, shot him five times as family watched

Amongst those that were nabbed included a Tanzanian national and five Ethiopians and it remains unclear why they had decided to sneak into Kenya.

Currently, Mr Ndalana said that detectives and police officers have launched a manhunt for the three other suspects who were amongst the six but managed to escape before they were nabbed.

“Officers also want to find out who was the person guiding them until they reached Kenya. It is believed that they were working with someone,” he said.

Due to the incident and intelligence reports, security across the North Eastern region including the counties of Wajir and Mandera has been beefed up.

Also read: Why I raided Equity Bank in daring daylight robbery: Suspects last words

A joint operation between security agents of the two countries has been launched across the borders to fish out the criminals from their hideouts.

In 2021, Kenyan security personnel recaptured three terror convicts who escaped from Kamiti Maximum Security Prison in Nairobi.

The three terror suspects were nabbed at a remote village in the southeastern county of Kitui as they were trying to escape to Somalia to rejoin al-Shabaab, the al-Qaida-linked terror group.

The trio was identified as Mr Musharraf Abdalla Akhulunga alias Zarkarawi, Mr Mohammed Ali Abikar and Mr Joseph Odhiambo alias Yusuf.

Also, read our top stories today:

Mind of a killer: How man plotted to rape and murder step sister

Trending King! Why Ruto is the most influential African leader on Twitter

How a Nairobi man was drugged and robbed after taking two women to his house

EXCLUSIVE: Babu Owino – I walked out of a police cell into an exam room for my KCSE