Kenyan police offered a total of 140,000 U.S. dollar bounty for information that will lead to arrest of seven terror suspects behind a series of attacks in northeast region along the Somalia border.
Inspector General of Police Joseph Boinett also circulated photos of Abdikadir Haret Mohamed, Abdullahi Issack Diyat aka Ubeyd, Idriss Ismael Issack, Mohamed Yussuf Kuno aka Abu Ali, Ahmed Maalim Bashir, Sharif Sheikh Arab and Ahmed Mahat Mohamed aka Jerry who are armed and dangerous.
“Airising from our intensified efforts to counter terrorists plots, seven individuals have been identified as having been behind the recent terror attacks that led to the killing of innocent Kenyans and needless destruction of property,” Boinnet said in a statement issued in Nairobi on Wednesday .
Each of the seven has a 20,000 dollar bounty and the public has been asked to provide information on their whereabouts.
He said the seven terrorists are believed to be operating between Kenya and Somalia and are suspected to have been involved in a number of terror attacks in the northeastern region, particularly in Mandera County.
“The individuals were instrumental in the planning and execution of attacks on non-Somalis at Bisharo Lodge in October 2016, Jabane Hotel in January and Arabia Police post in February,” said Boinnet.
He noted that the individuals have received training from Al-Shabaab on explosives and handling of weapons. Enditem