Al-Shabaab attacks on Lamu-Garsen road drop, police say

Al-Shabaab terror attacks on security personnel and passenger vehicles are on the wane on the Lamu-Garsen road, Lamu County police say.

Lamu County Police Commander Muchangi Kioi says the establishment of security camps in all hotspots prone to Al-Shabaab attacks on the road has been the main contributor to the drop in attacks.

In March this year, the government announced establishment police and Kenya Defence Forces camps at Milihoi, Nyongoro, Lango la Simba and Mambo Sasa terror hotspots where militants have ambushed and launched attacks on security vehicles and public service buses.

OPERATION LINDA BONI

Speaking to the Nation in his office on Monday, Mr Kioi also said the ongoing Operation Linda Boni had contributed to the reduction of terror attack cases in the region.

Operation Linda Boni was launched by the national government in September 2015 to flush out Al-Shabaab militants believed to be hiding in the dense Boni forest.