3 herders killed in bandit attack
Doing littleLocal political leaders yesterday accused the Government of doing little to end bandit attacks. Lagdera MP Mohamed Hire alleged that the Government had prior knowledge of the attack and failed to act. “They could have posted more security officers in this area to avert the attack. The Government seems to be helpless," said Mr Hire. Bandit attacks as well as clashes between local communities have been going on in recent years, despite efforts to curb them. The Government blames the violence on proliferation of illegal firearms. On June 14 this year, a bandit attack left five people dead, among them a one-year-old girl. Several others sustained gunshot wounds. The attack took place in Quri, a grazing area in Garbatula. Another attack in May left two teenage herders dead and another one injured in El Digale, another border town between Isiolo and Garissa. The clashes have been blamed on boundary clashes as well as resource depletion in the area
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