Shocks as chief’s severed head found after abduction by Shabaab

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  • Mr Omar Aden was abducted on Friday from Gumerey at Khorof Harar in Wajir East and his body found on Monday at around 10am.
  • Police say the chief’s severed head was found by herders along the Chinese cutline between Khorof Harar and Konton.

An assistant chief who was recently abducted by suspected Al Shabaab militants in Wajir was decapitated and his severed head found in Gumarey sub-location in an incident that has horrified both police and locals.

Mr Omar Aden was abducted on Friday from Gumerey at Khorof Harar in Wajir East and his body found on Monday at around 10am.

According to a police report seen by the Nation, the rest of his body is yet to be found.

Police say the chief’s severed head was found by herders along the Chinese cutline between Khorof Harar and Konton.

“The scene was visited and established that the deceased was beheaded at another place and head placed at the road. The scene was photographed and the head taken to Khorof Harar police station awaiting to be taken to Wajir county Referral Hospital mortuary,” reads the police report.

The abduction happened on Friday at Gumerey centre when Al-Shabaab reportedly invaded the area and ordered residents to switch off their phones before lecturing them, security briefs say.

A police brief had earlier indicated that the militants walked away with the chief who was said to be on security officials’ radar as an alleged Shabaab sympathiser.

 

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