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Al-shabab militants destroys 8 trucks in Lamu attack

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[The Kwa Omolo-Bodhei construction site in Lamu that was attacked by Al-shabab militia on Sunday morning. Photo/Courtesy].

At least eight trucks belonging to the Chinese Communication and Construction Company (CCCC) that is undertaking various infrastructural construction projects in Lamu County have been destroyed by the Al-shabab militia men in early Sunday morning attack.

According to the Counter terrorism intelligence reporting centre, the incident happened along the Bargoni-Bodhei road where the militants stormed the construction site setting fire at the parking lot of the Kwa Omolo-Bodhei construction site.

“The Al-shabab detonated explosives and caused massive fire at the parking lot of the company, destroying at least 8 trucks that belong to the Chinese construction company,” read part of the report.

Omolo-Bodhei road is along the Lamu-Garissa highway.

The attacks has sent the constructor into panic despite government assurance to both the contractor, other investors and Lamu residents of enough security.

The Sunday morning attack occured just few hours after the Kenya security agencies issued an attack that the Al-shabab militia were planning terror attacks targeting the LAPSSET project in Lamu.

The intelligence reports indicated that the Al-shabab were planning to jeopardise the government efforts in opening Lamu county economically.

The government in a statement reassured Lamu dwellers that security has been beefed up following the security threat reports.

Lamu County Commissioner Irungu Macharia said security agencies had increased security patrols in the entire Lamu County to thwart any attempts of Al-shabab attacks.

Macharia appealed to Lamu residents to volunteer any information that could lead to the arrest of all those involved in the attacks.

“For us to make Lamu habitable for all, we must work together in battling insecurity in our own locality,” said Mr Macharia.