Security beefed in Coast as police foil attack on station

PHOTO | LABAN WALLOGA Kisauni police commander Julius Wanjohi displays some of the weapons seized from youths who attacked Freretown police patrol base in Mombasa on the morning of December 10, 2012. Three members of the Nyuki gang were killed and four others arrested.

What you need to know:

  • Police said the gang of about 60 is believed to have been on a mission to steal weapons from Freretown police post
  • Kisimani community policing chairman Abdalla Abdulrahman said police were tipped off about the raid by the public
  • The gang had walked into the police station at night under the pretext that they wanted to make a report. However, the officer on duty grew suspicious of their intention and raised the alarm

Security agencies at the Coast have been put on high alert following a midnight raid on a police post in Mombasa during which three of the attackers were killed.

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