Al Shabaab Suspects Planning Attacks on Nairobi Churches Arrested

January 12, 2017

Police have apprehended two Al Shabaab terrorists for planning attacks on churches and other sites in Nairobi.

Abdifatah Nur was arrested in Nairobi, while his accomplice, Farah Aden was arrested in Garissa during simultaneous operations on Saturday.

Police recovered from Nur four mobile phones and forged documents, including ID and refugee cards.

Inspector General of Police Joseph Boinnet said in a statement that the suspects’ accomplices escaped.

“Their accomplices have escaped and are on the run and are likely to to sneak back to Somalia or infiltrate refugee camps to evade arrest,” said Boinnet.

He added that a manhunt has been launched to arrest the suspects.

The two suspects and their accomplices are suspected to have been planning to stage an attack in Nairobi, targeting churches and entertainment joints.

The police boss has urged Kenyans to remain vigilant.

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