Kenya security officers in Lamu have intensified the search operations for Al-Shabaab terrorists who reportedly fled into their hideout in Boni forest after killing an innocent woman and ambushing a security convoy on Saturday. The incident took place on the Lamu-Mombasa route.
Linda Boni operation director Joseph Kanyiri has reiterated that security officers will not relent until the Al-Qaeda affiliated Al-Shabaab terrorists are captured and eliminated.
Kanyiri confirmed adequated army troops and police officers have deployed in several areas in Lamu to comb the locality for any injured or dead Al-Shabaab.
He said the search is also being concentrated in areas towards and around the Boni forest where the militants are believed to have fled to shortly after the incident.
Nyongoro has become an area of concern for security officers following the sporadic terror incidents and ambushes that happen in the area making it a double hotspot.
In mid-June last year, three Al-Shabaab hideouts were discovered and destroyed at Nyongoro area following an intelligence report from the Kenya intelligence service.