Police offer Sh8 million bounty for terror suspects in Mandera bus attack

Police have offered a Sh8 million bounty for information on four terror suspects linked to the Mandera attack in which Muslims shielded Christians.

 

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Police have offered a Sh8 million bounty for information on four terror suspects linked to the Mandera attack in which Muslims shielded Christians. Photo/COURTESY

The Interior ministry has appealed for information on “wanted armed and dangerous” suspectsMohamed Aliow, Abdullahi Ahmed, Mohamed Farah and Abukar Mohamed Yunis.

“A reward of Sh2 million each will be given to anyone who gives information leading to their arrest,” the ministry said via Twitter on Wednesday.

A circular said anybody with information should inform authorities or contact 999, 911 or 112.

In December 2015, a Mandera-bound bus came under attack between Kotulo in Wajir county and Daba Siti in Mandera.

The bus had stopped over at Kotulo owing to a ban on night travel in Mandera.

After stopping the bus, the heavily armed men separated us and asked the non locals their religions,” a passenger identified only as Otieno said.

“They told locals of Somali origin and Muslim faith to board the bus but Christians remained.”

But the locals refused to be separated and stood together with the non-locals, daring the attackers to either kill them all or leave.

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