6 Assault Rifles, Ammunition Recovered In Boni Forest Evidencing Security Forces Successes

6 Assault Rifles, Ammunition Recovered In Boni Forest Evidencing Security Forces SuccessesHighlights:

Kenyan Security officers serving under the Boni Enclave Multi Agency Initiative in Lamu County recovered 6 firearms and an assortment of ammunition in abandoned al Shabaab hideouts in the forest.

The six fire arms include an FN assault Rifle and 5 302 rifles that were handed over to forensics experts for ballistics examination.

Analysis:

Kenyan security officers in Boni Forest in Lamu country at the border of Kenya and Somalia have combed the forest raiding and destroying al Shabaab hide outs in the vast forest in the ongoing security operation.

Security officer have been able to recover 6 assault rifles and ammunition that were hidden by the militants as they fled the forest. Among the recover weapons are an FN assault Rifle and 5 302 rifles near Panda Nguo; which is one of several locations that at least 100 people were killed by al Shabaab militants in 2014.

The weapons were handed over to the forensics team for ballistics examinations to help with the investigation that would lead to the identification of the holders of the rifles.

Conclusion:

The Boni Enclave Multi Agency Initiative has since its launch in September recorded impressive gains against the militants pushing them out of the forest, destroying the hide outs and arresting many of them.

The execution style of the operation has yielded results that have made the militants leave behind their weapons and a lot of evidence that the forensic investigators have been using to track them down, arrest them and even charge them in the courts.

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Additionally, the security agencies have established an efficient rapport that has seen intelligence, forensics, anti-terror experts and ground troops work together to annihilate the militants out of Kenya.

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