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Al-Shabaab militants kidnap kidnappers – KBC

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A car carrying Miraa from Meru to Liboi was hijacked on Sunday night by suspected Al Shabaab militants, about 5 kilometers from the town of Liboi.

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A car carrying three people was later spotted in the Dagalema border area crossing into Somalia.

Confirming the incident at 8.30pm, North East Regional Police Commander David Bunei told KBC by telephone that the hijackers later released the occupants of the vehicle and removed the vehicle after unloading several bags of Miraa that were being transported.

He said those released included driver Abdikaddir Hassan Elmi, Abdullahi Issak Harun – Miraa dealer and Habiba Abdi Sirat who was on a lift.

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Bunei said the three victims of the abduction would be sent to Garissa while police begin an investigation into the incident.

He said security agencies were currently pursuing the robbers. The police chief added that this was the third time the driver had been abducted by suspected Al-Shabaab militants.

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