Boin­net calls for vig­illance dur­ing rains, says Shabaab may strike bor­der towns

The Star (Kenya) - - Politics General -

In­spec­tor Gen­eral of Po­lice Joseph Boin­net yes­ter­day warned that al Shabaab plans to take ad­van­tage of on­go­ing rains to cross bor­ders and carry out at­tacks.

Boin­net said the group is chang­ing tac­tics by split­ting into smaller groups to out­wit se­cu­rity agen­cies.

He called for ex­tra vig­illance at the So­ma­lia bor­der. Ar­eas iden­ti­fied as pos­si­ble en­try points are Man­dera, Wa­jir, Garissa and Lamu coun­ties.

“We have, how­ever, de­ployed of­fi­cers and urge Kenyans to be vig­i­lant and report any sus­pi­cious per­sons or ac­tiv­ity,” Boin­net said in a state­ment.

The IG said al Shabaab plans to amass its mil­i­tants in Jeda­ha­ley in So­ma­lia to in­fil­trate the coun­try for at­tacks.

“Pos­si­ble tar­gets in­clude se­cu­rity per­son­nel and es­tab­lish­ments at the bor­der as well as PSVs,” Boin­net said.

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