Police release photos of 40 Shabaab militants
19 June 2015, 18:09
Nairobi - The National Police Service has released photos of 40 persons it says are linked to the Al Shabaab terror group and are behind terrorist activities in the country.
The 40 terror suspects are wanted over the weekend attack on a military camp in Lamu where 15 of their accomplices were killed.
They include German national Ahmed Mueller who is a key figure in the Al Qaeda-linked Al Shabaab, who is also accused of having masterminded the Mpeketoni attacks last year.
“He is one of the few Western foreign fighters in Al Shabaab who survived Ahmed Godane’s purge. There are indications that he could have been involved in the Mpeketoni attack of June 2014. He is currently on the run, probably injured after the militia attempted attack of Baure military camp in Lamu,” a statement from the Ministry of Interior says.
Another suspect is Ramadhan Kioko aka Abu Nuseiba AKA Pinji who was a well known pickpocket in Nairobi before joining Al Shabaab.
" Ramadhan Kioko is from Majengo Nairobi and is a close associate of Ahmed
Iman. Kioko is married to Hawa who is also in Somalia; making them a
complete family of Al Shabaab militants, a unique and rare situation in
terrorism circles,” the ministry says.
Briton Thomas Evans was killed in the attack last weekend, one of the other foreign persons donning Shabaab colours in recent times.
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