An Alshabaab suspect has been shot dead in Mandera, northeastern Kenya.
The suspected terrorist was gunned down by security officers in the Kutaiyo area, near the Kenya-Somali border, on Thursday.
Police said the officers were patrolling the area when they bumped into four gunmen riding on a motorcycle.
The two groups engaged in a gun shootout that led to one of the gunmen’s killing while the other three managed to escape.
No security officer was injured during the incident.
Police recovered five AK47 rifles and more than 500 assorted bullets and ammunition.
Northeastern police boss Rono Bunei asked the locals to work together with security officers to address the insecurity which has hampered development, transport, and education in the region.
“We must work together to ensure we tame these activities which are hampering development. It is everyone’s duty to ensure there is security,” Stated Bunei.©Standard Gazette, 2021. Unauthorized use and/or duplication of this material without express and written permission from this site’s publisher is strictly prohibited. Excerpts and links may be used, provided that full and clear credit is given to Standard Gazette with appropriate and specific direction to the original content.