Mandera Chief Abducted By Suspected Al-Shabaab Gunmen, Leaders Demand KDF’s Return From Somalia
AMISOM daily media monitoring, 23 Apr 2015
A Mandera chief was abducted when suspected Al-Shabaab gunmen ambushed a vehicle he was travelling in on Thursday morning. Arabia chief Muktar Maalim commonly known as Muktar Otieno was ordered out of the 14-seater van after it was stopped along Arabia-Mandera Road One of the passengers told the Star on phone that the van was waylaid at three junctions.”They started firing at us at the first road block. We managed to escape from the second one too but the passengers shouted to stop the car as the assailants intensified the shooting” he said.