UN vehicle hijacked by suspected Somali militants

Nairobi, April 23: A UN vehicle from northern Kenya’s Dadaab refugee complex was hijacked by suspected Al Shabaab militants and taken to Somalia early Wednesday, a government official said.

Fafi District Commissioner Geoffrey Taragon told Xinhua by phone that three militants fired at the driver of the Nissan patrol vehicle at 8.30 a.m. seriously injuring him before hijacking the vehicle and crossed over with it to Somalia via the porous border.

“We have confirmed that this vehicle has been hijacked and driven away to Somalia. I wish we had air surveillance. This could have assisted us in tracking it and recovering it,” said Taragon.

IANS