Security alert over possible Al-Shabaab attacks


Mumina Eroba
Mumina Eroba

In Summary

  • Police have singled out three militants but warned that most of them are trying to cross over to Kenya to abuse the Holy month of Ramadhan by staging attacks.
  • Ibrahim Mohammed alias Shariff lin Kulul is reported to be hiding in the mountainous area of Gedo in Somalia and may be planning to stage attacks on the Kenyan side.
  • Police have urged all Kenyans to exercise caution especially around public institutions and public gatherings and report any suspicious individuals to the police.

The National Police Service has issued a security alert against Al-Shabaab militants whom they say are trying to stage attacks during the holy month of Ramadhan.

In a statement to newsrooms, the police have singled out three militants; Mumina Eroba, Ibrahim Mohammed and Ahmed Dabar but warned that others are trying to cross over to Kenya and stage attacks.

First on the list is Ibrahim Mohammed alias Shariff lin Kulul who is reported to be hiding in the mountainous area of Gedo in Somalia and may be planning to stage attacks on the Kenyan side.

Kulul is said to have once sent Ahmed Dabar to look for targets to attack in Mandera and Wajir counties including government employees.

 

Ahmed Dabar

 

Dabar was a Madrasa student before joining Al Shabaab. He was also involved in the February 2018 attacks on teachers at Qarsa primary school in Wajir.

 

Abdiwahab Osman Ahmed

Abdiwahab Osman Ahmed was also an accomplice at the Qarsa school attacks. He hails from Wajir and is currently hiding in Gedo after moving to Somalia in 2016.

 

Mumina Eroba

Mumina Eroba is the mother of Abdiwahab Osman Ahmed and is complicit of his activities.

The police have urged all Kenyans to exercise caution especially around public institutions and public gatherings and report any suspicious individuals to the police.

The police have however moved to assure that they have enhanced security measures around the country and are closing in on the suspects.

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