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Revealed; How Al Shabaab militants carried out attack that left 12 including 4 Kenyans dead

Details of how suspected Al Shabaab militants stormed an area where a borehole was being drilled and reportedly killed 12 people including five Kenyans has been revealed.

According to Police in Wajir, the militants stormed an area in Gerille, Southern Somalia, killed the people and also burnt down equipment belonging to Suraw borehole drilling services limited.

Nairobi News has established the company is owned by one Mr Abdi Sheikh Mohamed alias Suraw who was supervising the borehole drilling project.

“The suspected militants burnt two vehicles, the borehole machines. Five (5) Kenyans working for the drilling company including Four (4) non-Locals were killed.

They also killed five soldiers of the Somalia National Army,” the report read in part.

According to the police, two clans were fighting over the ownership of the borehole which they all claimed was being dug on their territory. The site is about 3 kilometers from the Kenyan border.

The incident took hours after an Intelligence report suggested a large number of Al Shabaab militants had been spotted at the Kenyan border and they separated into three groups.

“Suspected Al Shabaab were on September 28, 2022, sighted crossing from Somalia to Kenya and they then divided into three sectors. Be vigilant as they want to emulate a killing spree of security agents,” the intelligence report read in part.

A separate report filed at Wajir Police Station and seen by this reporter further revealed that four dead bodies of the Kenyans were received from the Kenya Defense Forces Wajir Air base.

Police identified the four as Nicholas Muthani, Mutunga Musyoki, John Githu and Rasto Ikuga. All the bodies had gunshot wounds.

“They were taken to Wajir County Referral Hospital for preservation pending transportation to City Mortuary, Nairobi for identification and collection by their respective family members,” the report further revealed.

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