Bus Services Suspended In Mandera Over Insecurity

Bus services in Mandera County have been suspended for a period of three days following attack on a police escort on Monday evening.

Announcing the suspension, Mandera County Commissioner Fredrick Shisia said the move is meant to reorganise security escort for PSV buses within the county.

In the attack, two police vehicles were hit with rocket propelled grenades by suspected Al-Shabaab militants in Mandera south.

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Twelve police officers who were escorting the bus escaped unhurt.

“Arising from the Monday attack, we have decided to suspend the movement of buses along the road as we assess the security situation,” Mr Shisia said.

He said consultations are underway with the bus operators and security supervisors in Nairobi to get a replacement of the burnt vehicles.

Mr Shisia also wants a replacement of aged police vehicles escorting the buses within the county.

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