A report reaching Naija News on Monday morning reveals that some gunmen suspected to be members of the Al-Shabaab, attacked a primary school in Garissa County.
According to the report, the militants carried out an attack on Kamuthe primary school, in Garissa County, near Kenya’s border, where they killed three teachers, wounded a child with a stray bullet and also burned down a nearby police station.
A telecommunications mast was also said to be destroyed in the attack in the early hours of Monday.
It could be recalled that three Americans were killed a week ago in an attack on a military base in Kenya by fighters from the Somali Islamist Shabab group, as reported by the US Military Command for Africa (AFRICOM).
Naija News understands that Al Shabaab has targeted Kenya in frequent attacks, part of a retaliation campaign against the country for sending troops into Somalia in 2011 after a series of cross-border raids and kidnappings.
But the group has stepped up the pace of its attacks in Kenya since the New Year.
It was also noted that four schoolchildren were killed last week following a gunfight between the Somali militant group and local police in Garissa.