Islamic terror group al-Shabaab paraded the bodies of the two missing Kenya policemen at their headquarters in the southern Somalia town of Jilib.
The two police officers went missing after Hamey Police Station in Garissa county was attacked on Thursday, September 22.
National Police Service spokesman George Kinoti gave an account of the incident saying more than 50 al-Shabaab militants attacked the Police patrol Base.
The attackers were in two land cruisers but officers in the camp were able to repulse the attack amid fierce exchange of fire.
The attackers retreated thanks to the efforts of the officers in camp. They however returned in bigger numbers in a lorry and fired three bombs into the camp.
The militants bombed the camp, destroying some tents thus forcing officers to withdraw for cover.
They made away with various weapons, about five thousand rounds of ammunition, a police Pick-Up truck and uniforms of which they displayed along with the bodies.
Mr Kinoti added that ”following subsequent reinforcement, all officers have been accounted for except two” and that some officers were airlifted to Nairobi for specialized treatment after suffering gunshot wounds.
The missing Kenya policemen have been identified as Constable Job Kibet and Constable Kiprotich Ng’eno.
Police have confirmed that the photos floating around on social media were those of the missing police vehicle, a Land Cruiser with the registration number GKA 398Y.
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The militants posed with the vehicle covered with the terror group’s black flag in the stronghold of the terror group.
The Kenyan government plans to launch an operation to deal with the militants thanks to assistance and training it is receiving from countries like Jordan and the United States.