Police officer killed, three injured in Yumbis gun battle
A police officer succumbed to injuries while three others are nursing serious injuries following an attack by Al-Shabaab terrorists who attacked a security camp in the area. Northeastern Regional Coordinator Nick Ndalama said the injured officers are hospitalized in Garissa.
During the Wednesday evening attack, locals said they heard loud explosions followed by a series of gunfire at the Yumbis Rural Border Patrol Unit (RBPU) camp in Dadaab sub-county.
The terrorists in anger turned on manyattas in the area and burnt them down accusing them of sharing information with security agencies.
The terrorists used Rocket Propelled Grenades in their attack on the station before they were repulsed by the Border Patrol Unit personnel who were there at about 6 pm.
North Eastern Regional Police boss Rono Bunei said several houses At Banane were set ablaze including a house belonging to a local primary school principal.
Security officers responding to the incident narrowly escaped death after an explosive planted on the road leading to the village exploded prematurely.
Bunei added that “We can stop such incidents with the help of locals. No one can plant a bomb on a public road without being seen by locals hence need for their cooperation to stop the trend,”