Abdirahim Mohammed Abdullahi has been identified as one of the gunmen behind the gruesome Kenyan university attack that left 148 people dead. Abdullahi is the son of a government chief in Mandera County, Interior Ministry spokesman Mwenda Njoka told The Associated Press.
The unnamed chief reported that his son missing last year and said he feared that he had gone to Somalia to join the terrorist group. Abdullahi was a law school graduate and was described as a “brilliant upcoming lawyer”.
The Islamic militants said the attack on Garissa college was in retaliation for killings carried out by Kenyan troops fighting the rebels in Somalia.
“No amount of precaution or safety measures will be able to guarantee your safety, thwart another attack or prevent another bloodbath,” said al-Shabab.
Following the threats, Kenyan President Uhuru Kenyatta said he would take action against Islamic militants.
“We will fight terrorism to the end,” said Kenyatta. “I guarantee that my administration shall respond in the fiercest way possible.”
All four attackers were killed by Kenyan security forces.
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