By Samuel Ouma
Three teachers have been reported missing after Al Shabaab militants attacked their school in Mandera, Kenya’s Northeastern.
Reports indicate that suspected Al Shabaab militants invaded Libehiya Primary School in the wee hours of Wednesday, October 12, 2022, targeting the three teachers who are non-local members.
The armed attackers opened fire, forcing the teachers to scamper for their safety. However, security officers responded to the attack and secured the school.
The militants reportedly destroyed communication masts using rocket-propelled grenades and other explosives.
While Libehiya was being attacked, another group of militants struck security installations in Alungu, damaging a communication mast and some vehicles at the Alungu Police Station.
After a heavy gun exchange which took one hour, officers repulsed the militants.
“Today at around [2.30 am] two rocket-propelled grenades were fired at [the] Alungu Safaricom mast by persons suspected to be Al-Shabaab terrorists followed by massive gun sounds from AK-47 rifles prompting officers at the camp (both general duty and QRU) to move with speed and respond to contain the situation,” states police report.
A communication mast devasted belongs to telecommunication giant Safaricom.