Police arrest two terror suspects in Likoni, Mandera

Displayed weapons and paraphernalia recovered from a terror suspect arrested on April 14, 2017 in Likoni. PHOTO | WACHIRA MWANGI | NATION MEDIA GROUP

What you need to know:

  • Anti-Terror Police Unit prevented a would-be terror attack in Mombasa.
  • The suspect's movements and communication had been monitored prior to his arrest in Likoni.

Anti-Terror Police Unit (ATPU) working with their counterparts in Likoni and Kwale have thwarted a terrorist attack in Mombasa County.

The ATPU team arrested Juma Mwangoh Athuman, 24, in Kibundani, Shika Adabu.

Security officers had been trailing the suspect in and out of Likoni for a while before pouncing on him Friday evening.

During the raid the security agents seized two hand grenades, poaches of AK47 rifles, one jungle jacket, one binocular, assorted CDs, among other items.

The suspect is being held at Likoni Police Station for further interrogation.

The other suspect, Stephen Wagechi was nabbed while sneaking into Mandera from Bula Hawa, Somalia.

“Information about him (Wagechi) is scanty as per now but he is in custody where he is being interrogated,” said an ATPU officer.

The arrests came hours after the Inspector General of Police Joseph Boinnet released pictures of terrorists planning to attack the Coast region during the Easter holidays.

Holidaymakers were urged to be on the alert and report any suspicious activities.

Reported by Mwakera Mwajefa, Hamisi Ngowa and Ahmed Mohamed

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