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Armed gang with millitray uniform arrested in Mombasa

30 September 2014, 21:53

Mombasa - Police in Mombasa are interrogating a armed gang of eight youth and one woman arrested at Majengo Banley,Al-Sabaab recruit hotspot suspected to be terrorizing locals in the area.

Mombasa police boss Geofrey Mayek said police who were acting on a tipoff from the locals ambushed the area at around 5am incident ,after which the armed guys ran and locked themselves in a house they used as a hide out.

Also read: Majengo youths remanded for three days

Mayek said police also recovered a Military Jacket, a military jersey,one pair of police boot, a sword ,5 knives, half Kg of bhang, two sachets of heroin, three injection syringes with 30 ml injection water and 80 CDS ,which the police are still investigating.

Either its not yet established the motive of the gang that was intercepted with military uniforms though Mayek dismissed claims that they were involved in terror activities neither have links with terror  sect Alshabaab Gang.

“Police officers broke into the house and managed to arrest them together with the owner of the house who is a lady alleged to be harboring them,” said Mayek yesterday.

Majengo area o Mombasa has been on top of police surveillance following some radical youth from the area who had received radical teachings from the Musjid Musa.

 “These are the gang that has been terrorizing and mugging residents within Majengo. We appeal to the public to come and identify them if they have been victims of such gang,” he added.

This comes a few days after Mombasa county commissioner Nelson Marwa ordered for the closure of all drug dens in Changamwe district ordering chiefs to arrest all illegal drug sellers in the entire county.

Marwa said the war against drug trafficking will not be stopped until all peddlers are brought into book.

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