Combined contingent of Kenya Defence Forces and National Police Service are hunting down suspected Al Shabaab insurgents who raided Omar Jillo’s Chief home and murdered him in cold blood.
The militants also abducted two Kenya Police Reservists before escaping towards Somalia.
According top preliminary police findings, the attackers shot the chief six times and close range.
“They shot the administrator six times before escaping. Manhunt is underway.” a senior officer said.
Northern Eastern Regional Coordinator Ambassador Mohamud Saleh was not immediately reachable for comment.
The area in under dawn to dusk curfew over insecurity linked to serial Al-Shabaab terrorist attacks.
Other areas under curfew include Mandera Town, Arabia, Fino, Lafey Kotulo and Elwak.
The attack comes barely a week after two quarry workers were killed in Elwak by the militants.
Last week, four police officers and three Kenya Revenue Authority (KRA) officials were injured after the vehicle they were traveling in was blown up by an Improvised Explosive Device (Ied) planted on the road.
They were heading to Dadaab from Liboi.
The officers sustained deep and soft tissue injury while the driver suffered a broken leg. They were first treated at Liboi Health Centre before being transferred to Garissa Hospital.
Northern Kenya has remained largely volatile over the threat of Al Shabaab terrorist threat although police have managed to contain attacks.
Meanwhile, anti-narcotic police officers yesterday arrested two men were arrested in possession of seven kilograms of cocaine valued at Sh30 million in their Utawala hideout in Nairobi.
Police also recovered a Ceska Pistol during the operation.
Peter Okoth Odongo alias Black and Bradley Juma alias Timmy were apprehended by Anti-Narcotics Cid officers after Juma was intercepted aboard an Addis Ababa bound bus on Friday night.
Detectives said they suspect the suspects were transiting the hard drugs to Ethiopia.