The killing of a Kenyan Al-Hijra jihadist by fellow Al-Shabaab terror group members stopped the planning of a terror attack that could resemble the deadly abduction of 200 Chibok girls by Boko-Haram terrorists in Nigeria or the deadly killing of school children in Pakistan.
Counter Terrorism Intelligence amplifies the events drawing out a picture of meticulous planning, surveillance, and logistical planning conducted by the un-identified terror cell involving a possible lone-wolf under instructions from Al-Shabaab top commander in Kenya Mohamed Dluyadin.
The vast Tsavo East national park could provide a logistical advantage upon a successful hit, the report shows. The planner wanted to use the vast national park as cover upon conducting the terror operation.
Tsavo East National park in Kenya has been used by both terrorists and poachers, two criminal outfits symbiotically benefiting each other.
The terror attack was scheduled for January-February 2015 but specific timelines and target are not provided in the intelligence reports.
Intelligence analysts point out abductions, a siege in a school, or murder of the school children as possible scenarios in the event the attack was conducted.
A Foreign Intelligence agent working closely with top Western Europe Intelligence Agency may have been privy to the terror attack planning.
A Radical Imam recently gunned down in Mombasa outskirts differed with the planners of the attack pointing out key aspects of Jihad dissent with abduction or killing of children whose parents are not actively involved in war with Muslims.
The Imam was in contact with local counter-terrorism intelligence agents who were pressuring him to denounce radicalization of youths and support government war on Al-Shabaab.
The Majengo based youthful terrorists refused to listen to the cleric and contacted Mohamed Dluyadin Gamdheree, a key Al-Shabaab commander in Somalia.
Mohamed Dluyadin okeyed the operation.
The Mombasa cleric ordered the killing of the youthful terror operative immediately to ensure he did not carryout the terror attack.
The man of Somali origin was founded dead with bullet wounds on the chest early January 2015 in Nairobi.
The Cleric was also gunned down in Mombasa towards the end of January 2015.