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They asked me to go pray, guard says of Garissa attackers

06 April 2015, 11:51 Victor Tinto

Nairobi - A guard at the Garissa University College was told by the attackers to go pray and let them complete their job.

Yusuf Bashin Abdalla met the attackers face to face on the fateful day of the attack last week Thursday just before 5.30 AM as they requested entry into the school compound.

He says that the attackers were in a white Toyota Probox and that they were very rude to the guards at the gate.

He says that after they opened fire on the gate whilst seeking entry into the compound, they arrogantly asked him to head to the Mosque to pray and let them complete their mission.

" They were very arrogant but at the same time, they could have shot me but instead shouted that I go to the mosque to pray and let them be".

" It was shocking to see them speak like that, but they had very heavy machinery (weapons) and they were fearless," he says.

Bashin says that the attackers looked very young and youthful and is shocked to learn that they are local boys.

" I do not understand why local boys would come out to harm their fellow Kenyans who are innocent," he adds.

The attack in Garissa claimed the lives of 148 young Kenyans, most of them students.

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