by Ingati Stephen
and Fabian Mangera GARISSA (Xinhua) --
Unknown gunmen kidnapped three Kenyan teachers,
one of whom later escaped, after storming Hagadera refugee camp
early Thursday, Kenyan police said.
The police said
three gunmen broke into a local private school at 1:30 a.m.
They initially kidnapped three, but one of them managed to
Regional government official Mohamud Saleh ruled out Al-Shabaab’s
involvement in the incident and said four out of the six
teachers had been accounted for.
"Our officers responded swiftly immediately the incident
occurred and managed to rescue four teachers. One of the other
teacher resurfaced hours later and is fine," he said.
"Only two teachers have not been accounted for.
"But we have intensified our operations and are optimistic of
getting them back, there is no cause for alarm," Saleh said.
However, the police said only three teachers were found safe
and a major security operation has been launched in the area
that is near the Somali border to rescue the teachers.
Saleh said the officials were in contact with their
counterparts from the Somalia National Army across the border to
help in rescuing the two teachers.