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Police arrest 2 terror suspects in Mandera

28 May 2014, 08:15

Mandera - Police are interrogating two suspects they believe are behind a recent surge in criminal activities in Mandera.

Mandera County Police Commander Noah Mwivanda said the two were arrested in Lafey town when they were en route to Mandera town to commit terrorist activities.

Mwivanda said that the two who were in a local bus company from Nairobi appeared suspicious, prompting a tip-off to the police who moved swiftly to arrest them.

"One of our police officers was in the said bus and according to him any time the bus neared a police roadblock one of the suspects Yunis Mohammed Osman would hide under a bus seat by the other suspect Mahabubu Aden Adow, a Kenyan, which made the officer to inform the area police chief for arrest," Mwivanda said in Mandera on Tuesday.

According to Mwivanda, the Lafey police made a chase and stopped the bus and after ordering everybody outside for a thorough check, the two were arrested as one of them lacked identification documents.

Yunis, who is a refugee was on the run from Dadaab Refugee Camp in Garissa, had gone to stay in Nairobi with Adow.

According to the police boss, Adow had earlier been charged with terror related activities and had been freed on a 2,300 U.S. dollars bond.

The two will be arraigned in the Mandera law courts with Adow being charged for aiding an alien to escape police dragnet and Yunis being in the country illegally.

 - Xinhua

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