Security Officers confirms a terror attack in Lamu which is a suspected Al-Shabaab attack on December 29th, 2022. While alerting the public about the insecurity, signal information corroborated by information from a security source said that security officers vehicles on patrol had been spotted by the terrorist and we're attacked on spot.
Vehicle carrying several General Service Unit (GSU) had left Nyongoro and was ending to Mokowe. Upon arrival to Witu Mambo Forest while on their way they encountered a roadblock that had been erected by the terrorist after spotting their vehicle.
The militants fired several shots at the security vehicle. However, the officers responded positively to the action by firing back to the militant until they fleed to the forest upon realizing they were overpowered after a support from other officers who arrived later.
“We took cover and responded, forcing them to flee into the forest while still firing at us. We sought reinforcement from Rapid Deployment Unit (RDU) Nyaatha, GSU Katsaka Kairu, SOG Nyongoro, and KDF who arrived later,” stated the report.
During the fire exchange between the militants and security the GSU vehicles was damaged after a shot at the front left tyre and a ATF power steering.
The security later searched the area and rescued two Italian women in a car as well as bodies of two individuals inside a lorry. Also there was a burnt with owners missing.
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