Kenya security have been deployed areas near Kenya’s border with Somalia to launch operations to hunt al-Shabaab militants.

Speaking to media, Garissa County police commander Alfred Angengo said security forces have launched a manhunt for al-Shabaab militants behind the abduction which recently took place areas along the border.

He vowed to flush out militants believed to be planning attacks in the region.

“It is evident that the rest, who were more than 15 al-Shabaab, remained within Liboi Walburat and Daddquran Dam and are planning to plant improvised explosive devices, attack police camps, lay ambush to police vehicles, attack non-locals traveling by buses,” he said.

The East African nation sent troops to Somalia in 2011 to neutralize Al-Shabaab fighters who were accused of kidnapping several people from Kenya.

A year later, the UN Security Council gave Kenya the green light go ahead to join AMISOM, a decision that meant the treasury would not bear the full costs of the incursion.

Though Kenya has never made public the number of its troops killed or amount of money it has spent on the war on Al-Shabaab, the country suffered the highest death toll when compared to its AMISOM partners. Key among the numbers which remain a military secret is how many soldiers died in the twin Kulbiyow (2017) and El Adde (2016) attacks.

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