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Four suspected bandits arrested in Garissa and firearms recovered

Four suspected bandits were yesterday arrested by security officers within Nunow area, Garissa County and four AK47 firearms and 543 rounds of ammunition recovered from them.

The combined operation carried out by police and border patrol unit officers following a tip off from the public also saw nineteen rifle magazines and several mobile phones recovered from the suspects who were using a Toyota Probox.

Also recovered were a balaclava, ballistic helmet, a knife and a machete.

Addressing the press after the incident, Garissa County police commander Thomas Ngeiywa said that the suspects were dressed in police uniforms.

“We suspect these are bandits who have been terrorizing residents of that area for quite some time. We want to commend the members of the public for sharing the information with police that has led to a successful arrest of the suspects,” Ngeiwya said.

The county commander said that the suspects will be arraigned in court after conclusion of investigations.

By Erick Kyalo

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