During the Thursday morning raid by KDF to one of the Al-Shabaab camps within Nginda area which is between Korisa and Bar’goni in Lamu, soliders managed to recover several weapons including 3 AK 47 rifles, 7 magazines, over 1000 rounds of ammunition, pouches, a water carrier among other paraphernalia which were left behind by the militants.
Among those killed was a notorious local Al-Shabaab commander from Coast region who is believed to have been providing intelligence and logistical support, particularly to terrorists hiding in Boni Forest.
A statement from the Boni Enclave Campaign Organization Commander Colonel David Chesire privy to Opera News Hub said the raid was part of the ongoing KDF operations in pursuit of Al-Shabaab militants who launched a botched attack at Kotile Special Operations Group Camp on March 13 this year.
“This is a big blow to the extremist group as the militants holed up in the forest may starve due to lack of food supplies and ammunitions,” stated Col. Chesire.
Following the Thursday morning raid and killing of the 12 Al-Shabaab militantys, security has been intensified across Lamu County and the neighboring counties of Garissa and Tana River, all of which border the dense Boni forest.
The Operation Linda Boni was launched in September, 2015 with key objective being to flush out Al-Shabaab militants believed to be hiding inside the dense Boni forest.
Since its commencement, the number of Al-Shabaab attacks and subsequent killings to civilians and security agencies has greatly reduced compared to the years before the operation was introduced.
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