Dozens of Somalia’s Al-Shabaab militants have crossed to Kenya with a possible intention of causing havoc in parts of Amuma and Hemey regions, Garissa County.
This has caused panic and heightened alertness in the area especially among government officials who may be targets.
According to security officials in the area, they had received credible intelligence indicating the terror group leader identified as Maulid Abdi Hussein, 30 from Sedahgoseh in Somalia had preached at a local mosque in Degathe and vowed to cross to Kenya to coordinate planned attacks on Kenyans.
He is said to have preached on Saturday. It was then that about 40 militants armed with AK-47s, three PKM machine guns and seven Rocket Propelled Grenades (RPG) launchers fired several rounds in the air before crossing over in three separate groups.
According to police reports, one group used Hamey route, another one in Amuma and the third one in Homojo.