Police recover firearms, ammunitions in Turkana and Baringo
A multi-agency security team conducting operations to weed out bandits in Turkana and Baringo counties on Monday recovered rifles and rounds of ammunition.
The operation dubbed ‘Komesha Uhalifu in The North Rift’ was rolled out following last week’s killing of eight security officers and three civilians.
People Daily has established that additional troops with specialised equipment have been deployed to ensure that all firearms in the wrong hands are seized and peace restored in the banditry-prone region. Rift Valley Regional Coordinator Maalim Mohamed yesterday warned bandits against thinking that they cannot be crushed.
“The government will not rest until we recover all illegal firearms in the wrong hands and apprehend bandits terrorising innocent civilians and ambushing security personnel,” Mohamed warned.
The National Police Service, in a statement yesterday, thanked members of the public for their continued cooperation and support that has contributed to the success of the exercise.
“We request that they continue sharing timely information to make the operation a success and restore sanity in the region,” NPS statement.
Local leaders, led by Turkana Governor Jeremiah Lomorukai and Senator James Lomenen, lauded the ongoing operation, which they noted will help restore calm in the area which has not known peace for long.
“The government should not relent until all the perpetrators are brought to book. We are tired of witnessing our people being killed in cold blood,” Lomorukai said.
That security personnel were becoming the target of bandits has been on the rise sparking fears.