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Security officer buried

A Security officer who died in an Al Shabab Improvised Explosive Device attack while patrolling along the Ijara-Sangailu road was laid to rest at the Masalani Muslim Cemetery Thursday.

The deceased whose name was withheld was among 10 soldiers in a land cruiser vehicle patrolling the crime prone area on the edge of the dense Bothai Forest when their vehicle ran over an IED killing eight soldiers on the spot.

His body was airlifted to Masalani on a chopper and was buried in adherence to Islamic tradition in the presence of his mourning relatives.

The officer was also mourned by Ijara Deputy County Commissioner Mr. Willy Cheboi and other security officials who assured residents of the area that the government was working hard to track the Al Shabab militants suspected to have planted the IED and who were allegedly holed up in the thick Boni forest along Lamu -Ijara border.

By Dahir Mohammed



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