Alshabab torches police officers' houses in Kenya
Daily Nation Advertisement Shabaab attackers torch homes in Garissa Thursday February 13 2020 They also kidnapped an 80-year-old man and his son, using them to identify homes of reservists. Families rendered homeless after their house was torched by suspected Al Shabaab militants. Families rendered homeless after their house was torched by suspected Al Shabaab militants. PHOTO | NATION MEDIA GROUP By FARHIYA HUSSEIN More by this Author By Blll Suspected Al Shabaab militants on Wednesday night torched shops and three homes belonging to National Police Reservists (NPRs) at Sangailu, Garissa County in Kenya The attack comes a day after a police reservist was killed around the same area. According to police reports, the attackers first abducted two people, a father and son, and used them to identify the reservists' houses before later releasing 80-year-old Mohammed Bashir Mursal. His son, Abdi Mohammed, is said to still be missing. North Eastern Regional Co-ordinator Nicodemus Ndalana confirmed the 9 pm incident which happened in Gedilun village. "...Some individuals attacked a village yesterday before abducting two people who they may have used to identify the homes of the police reservists before burning," he told the Nation. Related Stories . Mr Ndalana said that they have resolved to engage with area leaders to speak to locals on the importance of working closely with the security agencies, which he said is vital in the war against the Al Qaeda-linked militant group. BEAT UP LOCALS Area Member of parliament, Sofia Abdi Noor, said the attackers also beat up locals and afterwards left around 4 a.m on Thursday morning. “They were blaming us saying we allowed our sons to join the KDF army,” explained Ms Noor during an interview with the Nation. “The father is still in shock, he cannot even utter a word from his mouth. He was beaten before being released,” said the MP. The son is said to be around 30-years-old.