Four individuals were on Sunday night harmed when eight shooters suspected to be Al-Shabaab activists endeavored to invade a Chinese street building site in Shimbirey, on the edges of Garissa town.
As per Garissa County Police Commander Richard Kerina, who visited the scene, a quick reaction by the police following up on tip-off helped save lives.
Scared local people, who addressed the press on a state of secrecy, said the hooded activists, all equipped with AK-47 rifles, seized a man from a close-by town and requested him to take them to the site.
As they moved toward the camp, the gangsters began shooting unpredictably, provoking the security officers to return fire and curb the assault.
As indicated by Mr. Kerina, in around 15 minutes, the officers could shock the assault and the activists fled to an adjacent brush.
Amid the shootout, the spouse of one of the security watches keeping an eye on the door was shot from behind and a slug is said to be stopped in her shoulder. She was raced to the Garissa County Referral Hospital where she is recovering in the wake of getting treatment.
Three other individuals were harmed while running for their lives amid the shootout between the assailants and the police.
The police supervisor included that they are in quest for the aggressors who are said to have gotten away by walking towards Dadaab region.
“Hints of blood as they got away by walking demonstrate that a significant number of them continued genuine slug wounds. There is choice coordination from officers in and around the region up to the outskirt zone and with the assistance of wananchi, we will guarantee that these culprits are captured and conveyed to book,” he said.