147 students killed in cold-blooded raid on campus

What you need to know:

  • Just like in the Westgate atrocity, the terrorists were armed with guns and grenades and gained entry by killing the officers at the gate and confronting others inside.
  • The IG and Interior Cabinet Secretary Joseph Nkaissery landed in Garissa aboard a helicopter about three hours after the raid started. The CS said one of the terrorists was arrested as he attempted to flee from the college.
  • Kuno is a former teacher and principal at Madrassa Najah in Garissa and has three aliases — Sheikh Mahamad, Dulyadin and Gamadhere.
  • The University of Nairobi and the United States International University-Africa had issued alerts to students, asking them to be vigilant and cautious.
  • The gunmen are said to have attacked the institution around 5.30am Thursday.

A total of 147 students were killed and 79 injured after Al-Shabaab terrorists shot their way into Garissa University College at dawn on Thursday and opened fire on them.


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