Fighting terrorism: Leaders push for locals to be armed
Teachers recalledThe terrorist group has intensified assaults in the area in the recent past, prompting Teachers Service Commission (TSC) to recall teachers from the area. Other services such as health have also been grounded. Garissa Governor Ali Korane said they would collaborate with the national government to know the number of youth from the area who have joined armed groups and work towards returning them. “We will also be working with national government to ensure our youth are not radicalised,” he said. Leader of Majority in the National Assembly Aden Duale said locals must defend themselves from the criminals, adding that development projects cannot go on in the face of insecurity. “Views of locals should be incorporated in the fight against terror; the people should not be victimised or isolated,” he said. Dadaab Member of Parliament Mohamed Dahiye said extra-judicial killings, torture and disappearance of the youth are counterproductive in the fight against terror.
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