5 police officers killed in Mandera County


5 police officers have been confirmed dead in Mandera county.

The attack happened  after the Mandera governor Ali Roba’s campaign convoy which was headed to Lafey ran over a landmine.

According to the director of Administrative services in Mandera county Hussein Abdi who spoke to Baraka FM on phone  the attack happened infront of the governors vehicle.

“The governor is abit shaken but he is okay as the attack happened in front of his vehicle”

Hussein also added that of the 5 officers killed 4 of them were locals.

The bodies have been transported to the Mandera county hospital mortuary.

The attack comes just a few hours after a similar attack claimed the lives of 3 police officers in Garissa county.

No group has claimed responsibility so far for the two attacks