NAIROBI, Kenya Apr 27 – Police have circulated a photograph of a man they believe is a dangerous terrorist who recently returned from Somalia where he underwent terrorism training.
The man only identified as Abdullahi is said to be operating in Nairobi alongside two of his accomplices who are planning a major terror attack in the city.
Police Spokesman Erick Kiraithe said the three men are dangerous and is urging members of the public to volunteer any information leading to their arrest.
"He is believed to be currently in Nairobi with two other associates and involved in terrorism planning operations. H is also believed to be dangerous," Mr Kiraithe said in a statement from police headquarters.
He said police were yet to establish other names of the suspect and his accomplices.
Police Commissioner Mathew Iteere issued a terror alert over the Easter holidays, following intelligence reports that Al Shabaab militia men were planning a major attack at shopping malls and other public places.
Security has remained tight across the country, particularly at border points since last week.
North Eastern Provincial Commissioner Joseph Ole Serian on Sunday told Capital News that security had been beefed up at the common border with Somalia.
"We remain on a high alert because the threat of terrorism is real, our security personnel are under firm instructions not to take any chances, particularly those patrolling the border," he added.
He said security personnel were under firm instructions to thoroughly vet alien\’s crossing over to the country from Somalia.
"Some of these people introduce themselves as aliens from Somalia yet they don\’t have a single document to prove that, others walk with papers that are not authentic, these are the people we need to scrutinize and we will largely rely on the help and cooperation of the public," he added.