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Sh20 million bounty placed on al Shabaab terrorist linked to Garissa attack

Kenyan security agencies have offered a Sh20 million reward for information on an al Shabaab terror suspect allegedly behind the Garissa University attack.

The authorities circulated a picture of Mohamed Mohamud aka Dulyadin aka Gamadheere on suspicion that he masterminded the attack.

They are seeking information that may lead to his arrest. “Seen this man? Report to the security agencies through the numbers provided: NPS hotline 020 2199151, APS HQ hotline 0702 432877,” the Interior ministry said in a Twitter post of Mohamud’s picture.

Mohamud, who is from Garissa, is the al Shabaab’s Jabha leader for Juba region, Somalia, currently in charge of external operations against Kenya. It is not clear if he has been to Kenya of late, but this is the second time a bounty has been placed on his head.

Last December, a Sh2 million offer was issued for him and another suspect, Ahmed Iman, who is from Majengo, Nairobi.The two are allegedly responsible for several terror attacks in the country.

At least 14 people were killed and scores wounded when gunmen raided the university at about 5.30am on Thursday. Interior CS Joseph Nkaissery said 280 out of 815 students have been accounted for, as reported by the National Disaster Operation Centre.

NDOC did not say how many are still trapped in the campus where attackers are holding hostages and battling security agencies. The al Shabaab claimed responsibility for the attack as security agencies sealed off the campus in efforts to flash them out.

Sheikh Abdiasis Abu Musab, its military operations spokesman, said it was holding many Christian hostages inside. “We sorted people out and released the Muslims,” he told Reuters. “Fighting still goes on inside the college.”

 

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