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Four people, including medic and patient, carjacked by suspected Shabaab militants found

Mandera County Government ambulance. [Ibrahim Adan Ali, Standard]

Four people who were carjacked by suspected Al-Shabaab militants in Mandera County on Tuesday, November 1, have been found.

Three of the four were found on Wednesday, November 2, while the remaining victim was found on Thursday, November 3.

All of them were found at different locations at El Adde in the Gedo region of Somalia.

The ambulance that the four were aboard is still missing, police said.

Mandera County Commissioner Onesmus Kyatha has identified the four as Hassan Shaban (driver), Moulid Abdi (patient), Aden Dai (Abdi’s relative) and Abdirashid Billow Hussein (medical staff at Lafey Sub-County Hospital).

Except for the driver Hassan Shaban, who was found on Thursday, the other three were traced on Wednesday.

County Commissioner Kyatha said the four were carjacked on the Lafey-Elwak Road, when Moulid Abdi, a patient, was being taken to Elwak Sub-County Hospital from Lafey Sub-County Hospital.

“The four were found safe and sound,” said Kyatha.

Lafey Member of Parliament Mohamed Abdiker lauded the Kenyan police for their efforts in rescuing the abducted victims.

“I’m grateful that the victims were rescued and reunited with their families,” he said.

The suspected Al-Shabaab militants are said to have freed the four at El Adde.