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New fears of Al Shabaab terror attacks in Nairobi

There are growing fears that the Somali terror group Al Shabaab is planning more attacks in Nairobi
There are growing fears that the Somali terror group Al Shabaab is planning more attacks in Nairobi (Photo/somaliagenda.com)

 

Barely a month after the Al Shabaab terror attack on Garissa University College that claimed an estimated 147 lives, there are new fears the Somali terror group may be planning more audacious attacks on prominent locations within the City of Nairobi. Speculation is swirling on social media that there are Al Shabaab operatives in the country planning attacks on targets such as Parliament, Muthurwa market and the University of Nairobi.

The speculation about Al Shabaab attacks on prominent targets in Nairobi appears to have been sparked by a leaked intelligence report signed by Nairobi Central Police OCPD Paul Wanjama.

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The leaked intelligence report currently doing the rounds on social media

The leaked “Situation Report” dated 23rd April, which is currently pinging around social media and Whatsapp chat rooms, names the targeted areas and concludes that

“In the meantime all named targets to have enhanced security and thorough checks especially Parliament, place of worship and schools being targeted.”

It’s tempting to ignore these security alerts when they are shared on social media because they often have the air of scare mongering. However its worth noting that such reports have been on the mark in the past. For example, days to the attack on Garissa university College there were various reports that Al Shabaab were planning to attack a Kenyan institution of learning. The University of Nairobi and USIU even warned students to be on alert.

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