Two hyenas on Friday, January 29, died after they detonated on an improvised Explosive Devise (IED) that had been set up in a road leading to a police camp.
Police officers at the camp in the Konton area, Wajir County reported hearing a blast at night and were on high alert expecting an attack from the Al Shabaab militia.
The officers remained on high alert and luckily no attack was carried out.
It was during a morning patrol by the police when they found out that two hyenas had been killed in the explosion.
Officers stated that the bombs have been set up targetting security vehicles and concluded that the hyenas were searching for food when they came across the bomb and detonating it.
One of the hyenas which was killed after detonating an IED in Wajir on January 29, 2021.TWITTER
The security officers noted that they were lucky that the animals detonated the bombs as officers would have lost their lives instead.
Tensions are high in the region as on Wednesday, January 28, at least one security officer was killed and three injured when their vehicle was hit by an Improvised Explosive Device along the Omarjillo-Arabia Road in Mandera County.
A separate bomb explosion on January 12, left at least seven KDF soldiers dead in Southern Somalia.
The incident occurred between Dhobley and Hosingow after the KDF vehicle drove over an improvised explosive device (IED).
Al Shabaab terrorists have been attacking places in the region especially in Mandera and Garissa counties, which left civilians and security officials dead and wounded.
On January 25, UK Defence Secretary Ben Wallace signed a refreshed security cooperation agreement following high-level talks with Dr Fred Matiang’i, Kenyan Cabinet Secretary for the Interior, and Dr Monica Juma, Kenyan Cabinet Secretary for Defence, in Nairobi.
The agreement will see the two nations meet regularly to share information on terror groups, target their backers with financial sanctions and undermine their recruitment efforts.
“Our nations face shared threats, from violent extremism to organised crime. The security agreement we have signed today will allow us to further deepen our relationship and tackle regional defense issues as ever closer partners,” he observed.