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Mastermind Of Kenya Varsity Attack Surrenders In Somalia

Posted: Dec 7, 2015 at 8:14 pm   /   by   /   comments (0)


A United States born Muslim suspected to be one of the masterminds of the terror attack on a Kenyan university earlier this year, surrendered to the military in Somali, at the weekend, a senior official has disclosed in Mogadishu on Monday.

The official who maintained anonymity said the suspect, Abdimalik Jones, had recently defected from al-Shabaab to fighters backing Islamic State when he surrendered near the southern port town of Barawe in the Lower Shabelle region.

Some 148 people, most of them students, were killed when al-Shabaab militants stormed the Garissa University campus in north-eastern Kenya in April.

Meanwhile, The Mayor of Barawe, Hussein-Mohamed Barre, confirmed that Jones was found as he was hiding himself somewhere near Barawe after defecting from al Shabaab.

Barre said the troops ordered him to surrender and he did so.

The mayor confirmed that Jones was due to be sent to Mogadishu for further investigation.