‘Al-Shabaab militants’ raid police camp, attack officers

By , K24 Digital
On Wed, 2 Dec, 2020 10:11 | < 1 min read
Officers, Al Shabaab
Al-Shabaab militants during a past raid. PHOTO/Courtesy

By Nyaboga Kiage.

A police officer attached to Amuma camp in Mandera County was on Wednesday morning (December 2) injured after suspected Al-Shabaab militants raided the facility.

Jason Golo was shot in the elbow and back by the suspected terrorists, who fired three bullets at him. Golo is receiving treatment at the Hagadera Hospital in Garissa County.

The whereabouts of another police officer, Fredrick Okwiri, remains unknown.

The suspected Al-Shabaab militants raided the camp early Wednesday and embarked on a shooting spree, deflating all the four tyres of a police vehicle -- Toyota Land Cruiser of registration plate GK A931A — and, thereafter, bombing the camp’s armoury using a rocket-propelled grenade.

According to police officers, who took part in repulsing the suspected terrorists, the shoot-out lasted 15 minutes.

“After sensing that we had overwhelmed them, the terrorists escaped,” said the cop, who spoke to K24 Digital on condition of anonymity.

A head-count was, thereafter, conducted to establish if there were any police officers missing. It was then that the camp’s bosses realised that Fredrick Okwiri’s whereabouts could not be ascertained.

“We have launched a spirited search for him,” said one of the police camp’s bosses.