Villagers live in fear as Shabaab roam Boni Forest

Residents of Jima, which is close to Pandaguo, Lamu County, where Al-Shabaab attacked killing several people last week, abandon their homes on July 8, 2017. They fear for their safety. PHOTO | ATHMAN OMAR

What you need to know:

  • According to the residents, the attackers operate in groups of between 20 to 30.
  • Intelligence agencies have identified the Boni Forest militants as members of Jeysh Ayman fighters.

Scores of Al-Shabaab terrorists suspected to have been injured during last week’s dawn attack at Pandanguo police post in Lamu could be receiving treatment inside Boni Forest, locals claim.

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