Published On: Wed, Nov 23rd, 2016

Suspected member of Al Shabaab arrested at border

A man suspected to be involved in terrorism attached to the Somali militant group Alshabaab has been intercepted by security operatives at Busia border.

Mohamed Abdi Ali was arrested at the immigration offices after the security alert system in their computer signaled that he was one of the suspects attached to the Alshabaab.

Nelson Nahabwe the Busia district police commander said the suspect was crossing from Kenya on his way to Kampala where he would connect South Africa. Nahabwe says Abdi will be transferred to Kampala counter terrorism headquarters for further investigations.

Mohamed Ali Abdi, who holds a Kenyan identity  had his name highlighted by the Uganda security on 21 June 2014, as an Alshabaab operative.

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