Attackers destroy Sh39.8 million worth construction equipment in Mandera

Sunday, December 22nd, 2019 17:58 |
Attackers believed to be Alshabaab militants blow-up construction equipment at Mandera

By Zadock Angira

Attackers believed to be Al Shabaab militants on Sunday, December 22 destroyed construction machinery worth Sh39.8 million at Hagarsu Bida, Mandera County.

According to police sources, the unknown number of terrorists stormed a road construction camp around 3.00 am and used Improvised Explosive Devices (IED) to blow up the equipment.

Among the equipment blasted were an excavator valued at Sh20 million, a flat roller machine valued at Sh9.5 million, shift foot rollers valued at Sh9.5 million and a pressure pump valued at Sh800,000.

Two guards assigned to the camp are said to have scampered for safety when the attackers hit.

The machinery belonged to Abdulahi Khalif company and was at the site since last September awaiting the construction of Arabia-Mandera road to resume.

Detectives carrying out investigations recovered a National ID card.

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