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County Commissioner dismisses possible al-Shabaab terror attack in Nakuru

26 November 2014, 22:55 Chepkwony Robert

Nakuru - County Commissioner Mohamed Birik has dispelled fears over possible terror attack in Nakuru.

This follows information circulating in the social media, twitter, indicating that the county was a potential target by the al Shabaab terror group.

The information caused panic but the County Commissioner Mohammed Birik said whoever posted the information wanted to instill fear among residents.

Birik has now called on the National Intelligence Service (NIS) and the  police to investigate the person behind the information and subsequent arrest.

“I have seen the said message and numerous people have inquired about the authenticity of the threat but as the government, we are in control and residents should not panic or fear over unfounded threat.” Birik said.

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Birik added that, the security personnel are alert to deal with any security threat hence the residents and business people should continue with their businesses without interruption.

The terror threat cautioned residents from attending social places as two suicide bombers has infiltrated Nakuru in order to carry out a terror attack.

Other major towns is Nairobi and Mombasa where it is alleged al-Shaabab cells have been activated and ready to revenge the closure of Mosques in Mombasa by the government.

The threat comes five days after 28 Kenyans were massacred in Mandera after their bus heading to Nairobi was hijacked by suspected al-Shabaab terror group.

Police were put in spot light after information emerged that Mandera Governor Ali Roba had issued a warning over possibility of terror attack in the County and police are said to have ignored.

- MyNews24

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