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Police recover 21 tusks from armed poachers

12 March 2013, 16:07 Alloys Musyoka

Kenya Wildlife Services officer and administration police officers on Monday engaged in a shoot out with armed poachers for a half an hour at Bangale area in Tana River North district in the larger Tana River county before recovering 21 elephant tusks.

Tana River North district commissioner Reuben Loyotoman said that six poachers were spotted by members of public at the area before they informed police.

He said police pursued the six suspected poachers where they started opening fire to them on learning that they were being trailed and exchange of fire ensued.

Loyotoman said the poachers who were armed with AK 47 riffles managed to escape after a half an hour fire exchange leaving behind elephant tasks which they were carrying.

He said the six suspects are suspected to have come from Tsavo national park where they killed elephants and removed their tusks.

“They were seen at the area by villagers as they were looking for market for the tusks then police were tipped off and traced them. On learning that officers were tracing them, they opened fire but finally escaped unhurt leaving behind the luggage they were carrying,” he noted.

The DC said currently police officers are combing the area and nearby bushes to arrest the suspects who he noted are suspected to have been operating from Tsavo forest.

He urged locals to remain vigilant and report to police any suspicious people in the area so that they can be dealt with before causing harm.

“We thank members of public for giving information to our officers and we urge them to continue with the same spirit so that criminals don’t find their way here easily because they can be threat to our security,” he said.

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