24 February 2018

Somalia: Police Place Sh10 Million Bounty on Five Al Shabaab Suspects

Police have offered a Sh10million bounty on the heads of five wanted terror suspects.

They are; Issack Alio Mohamed Intallo aka Okolla (commander), Mumina Erobe, Hareth Hillow, Kusow Yarrow and Abdiwahab Osman.

Okolla is a Kenyan Somali based al Shabaab operative who hails from Mandera county.

He has been on the governments' watch list of the 35 al Shabaab youth who had been recruited by IS to aid the Somali-based terror group in carrying out attacks in Kenya.

Police sources say Okolla is an al Shabaab commander and an IED expert.

He is suspected to be behind a series of IED attacks in the Northern Kenya and the coastal region.

His main targets, police say are security personnel and destruction of the Safaricom Masts in the respective regions.

"It has been observed that the recent terror attacks are preceded by an attack on the Communication mast, so as to cut off communication during the attack and thus inhibiting calls for reinforcement," police Intel read.

Okolla is despised among his Gurreh clansmen because his terror activities know no boundaries.

In 2016, Okolla's group of al Shabaab militia carried out the attack in Sheikh Barrow area along the Fino-Lafey road that led to the death of a Gurreh woman.

Locals say he has recruited many youths from his Gurreh clan to join al Shabaab.

He is the son of the late Alio Mohamed Intallo and Hawa Saldo a housewife in Elwak.

He was born in Elwak, Mandera County and he is from the Gurreh Clan.

Police say Hareth Hillow, Kusow Yarrow, Mumina Probe and Abdiwahab Osman are his accomplices who play a key role in assisting him to cause havoc in the country.

Police have now placed a Sh 2 million bounty on each of the five.

Members of the public are urged to be vigilant and report their whereabouts to the nearest police station.

Somalia

Al-Shabaab Getting Lucky, Not Stronger - US Intelligence

Somalia's most dangerous terror group is likely not getting any stronger despite a series of deadly attacks, including… Read more »

See What Everyone is Watching

Copyright © 2018 Shabelle Media Network. All rights reserved. Distributed by AllAfrica Global Media (allAfrica.com). To contact the copyright holder directly for corrections — or for permission to republish or make other authorized use of this material, click here.

AllAfrica publishes around 800 reports a day from more than 140 news organizations and over 500 other institutions and individuals, representing a diversity of positions on every topic. We publish news and views ranging from vigorous opponents of governments to government publications and spokespersons. Publishers named above each report are responsible for their own content, which AllAfrica does not have the legal right to edit or correct.

Articles and commentaries that identify allAfrica.com as the publisher are produced or commissioned by AllAfrica. To address comments or complaints, please Contact us.