Al-Shabaab militants arrested in Kenya as police heightened vigilance

Cherutich said the two suspects will be taken to court on Friday once investigations are complete and warned that the government will not relent in its efforts to rid the area of illegal gangs marauding with firearms.

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Al-Shabaab militants arrested in Kenya as police heightened vigilance

Kenyan soldiers have been fighting al-Shabaab in neighbouring Somalia since 2011 (AP)

NAIROBI -- Kenyan police are on Thursday interrogating two suspected al-Shabab militants after being arrested in a security operation in the country's Garissa county which borders Somalia, a regional government official said.

Garissa County Commissioner Boaz Cherutich said the police recovered three firearms, 98 bullets, and five magazines following a sting operation conducted in Modika area in the outskirts of Garissa town on Wednesday night.

Cherutich said the two suspects will be taken to court on Friday once investigations are complete and warned that the government will not relent in its efforts to rid the area of illegal gangs marauding with firearms.

As a government, I want to give an assurance to residents that we will not compromise on matters of security. Anyone hell-bent on causing havoc will be dealt with in accordance with the law, he warned.

The government administrator assured the residents that the security organs will continue with the same operations and asked residents to continue cooperating with security officers by reporting any suspected persons with illegal weapons so that they can be arrested.

Source:/Xinhua
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