List of cops shot by suspected Al-Shabaab terrorists in Mandera

By , K24 Digital
On Sat, 4 Dec, 2021 16:26 | 2 mins read
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More details about a terror attack which took place at Jabi Area, Lafey Sub County in Mandera County on Saturday, December 4 can now be revealed.

In a police report seen by K24 Digital filed at Rhamu Police Station in Mandera County, the lorry was headed to Nairobi from the North Eastern County when armed terrorists sprayed it with bullets.

The lorry of registration number GKB 954T which is attached to Mandera County headquarters was being driven by Benard Kariuku a sergeant by rank.

“Upon reaching Jabi Area within Lafey Sub County which is about 40 kilometers East of Rhamu Police Station, they encountered an ambush from suspected militants which led to two facilities and 12 injuries,” the report revealed.

Those who died on the spot were identified as Joseph Mutua who is attached to the Quick Response Unit (QRU) in Arabia and Dominic Rutto Lokonyan a Police Constable.

The injured, according to the police report, were identified as Benard Kariuku who sustained a head bullet injury, Geoffrey Matayo who had a bullet lodges in the stomach, and Andrew Kibrogon Rono who sustained a bullet wound on his right arm.

Others are; Kenneth Murithi who sutained head and left arm bullet injuries, Charles Nyaga who sustained a bullet on his back and right arm, Ian Kibuo who sustained a bullet injury on his hip, Isaac Thamu who was injured on his left hand and Jabril Kassim who sustained a bullet injury on his back.

Others are Martin Amukule who sustained bullet injuries on his head and right arm, Fredrick Samanto who complained of full body pain, Ronald Bett who sustained injuries on his left arm and chest and Isack Ali, a civilian whose left hand was dislocated in the commotion.

The report revealed that the injured had been rushed to Rhamu Sub-County hospital for treatment while plans were also underway to remove the vehicle and tow it to the Quick Response Unit (QRU), Jabi Camp.

In an earlier interview with K24 Digital, North Eastern Region Police boss Rono Bunei said that already the injured officers had been airlifted to Nairobi.