Good News!!!! Garissa Attack Mastermind Killed


A Voice of America journalist has tweeted that the alleged architect of the attack that saw 148 people at Garissa University in Kenya slaughtered, Mohamed Dulyadayn, may have been murdered.

It also reports that the alleged body of top Al-Shabaab commander Mohamed Dulyadayn is now in the custody of Somali officials.

BuzzKenya could not independently confirm the report and as soon as we have more details, you will be first to know.

In April 2015, al-Shabaab militants shot students in their dormitories before rounding up and killing dozens more including guards when at about 4 am, gunmen stormed the university campus at dawn.

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The attack was the deadliest attack by the group and it also left about 80 people severely injured. Majority of the injured and bodies of the dead were flown to Nairobi, where family members were invited to claim bodies at a mortuary.

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The gunmen at first shot randomly or indiscriminately at all the students, but at some point they spared Muslims, while killing only the Christians.

So both the Christians and Muslims make up the 147 lives that were taken on that very attack even though some revealed they were spared for being able to recite the Quran.

The pictures and names of the beautiful, innocent and young students of Garrissa university who fell prey to the evil wrath of the masked attackers were later publish.

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Later on, government named him as the alleged mastermind behind the 2015 Garissa University College assault by militant Islamists. The interior ministry on the same vein posted a “Most Wanted” notice for the man, offering a reward of 20 million Kenyan shillings, about $215,000, for his capture.

Who Is Mohamed Dulyadayn?

The report shows Mohamed Dulyadayn, the key suspected mastermind behind the attack, goes by several aliases including Mohamed Dulyadin, Mohamed Kuno and Gamadhere.

‘Dulyadin’ means ‘ambidextrous’ in the Somali language. His exact age is not known but is thought to be in mid-30s. ‘Kuno’ is a Kenyan-Somali and was a headmaster at a madrassa, or Islamic school, in Garissa, Kenya until 2007.

But then he crossed the border into Somalia to join the Union of Islamic Courts (UIC), which at one point controlled much of the country. When the UIC collapsed, he joined the militant group Hizbul Islam, which in 2010 merged with al-Shabaab.

He is famously known as a hardliner in Somalia and  was among al-Shabaab’s leading operatives in the southern Jubaland region, which shares a long border with Kenya.

He has masterminded countless attacks on Kenyan soldiers fighting al-Shabaab in Jubaland and against Kenyan civilians.