Skip to content

Police launch Al-Shabaab manhunt after abductions

Storyline:Security, World


Kenyan security forces have launched a manhunt for Al-Shabaab militants behind the abduction of two Kenyans in Liboi area along the Kenya-Somalia border.

Garissa County Police Commander Alfred Angengo said the two businessmen, Abdullahi Issack Harun and Abdi Hassan Ilkaase, who were kidnapped by about 20 Shabaab militants on December 26, were traced and arrived at the Liboi police station on Sunday.

He said only three militants boarded the vehicle in which the two businessmen were traveling and proceeded with the captives to neighboring Somalia.

“Only three of the al-Shabaab militia proceeded with the captives to Somalia at a place called Bagdad, 60 kilometers from Hosingo, to the east where they have established a camp and hoisted a black flag,” Mr Angengo said in a statement.

The two businessmen, who were freed on December 27, appeared in good health though tired, he said. They were ferrying miraa to Liboi when they were ambushed and taken to Somalia.