Authorities in Kenya have announced that they have enhanced security along her border with Somalia to avert al Shabaab attacks from al Shabaab especially in the holy month of Ramadhan.
Mandera County Commissioner, Mr. Kuswa Olaka said the government has deployed enough forces at the border to beef up the security. Increased border patrols and enhance general security presence will aid in foiling attacks by the al Shabaab.
The enhanced security is based on intelligence reports that indicate a likely spike of attacks by the terror organization. “We urge the public to work closely with the police and other security agencies during the month of Ramadan. Let us stand to protect our towns and villages from Al-Shabab,” he urged.
The Kenya government has directed its security agencies to step up operations during the Ramadan. Al-Shabaab has been targeting military and police vehicles either by laying ambushes or planting explosives on the road in Kenya’s northeast region, especially in Mandera and Garissa counties.