Police in Merti sub-county, Isiolo county, have arrested nine militants and found six AK47 rifles, one FN, two police uniforms and several rounds of ammunition.
A group of officers from various organizations from Merti sub-county in collaboration with GSU officials and the Quick Response Unit (QRU) security forces in the area have successfully acquired the weapons after raiding the Kom section in Merti sub-county.
The government has ordered an immediate ban on unauthorized mining activities in the area.
Meanwhile the ‘Restore Peace Marsabit’ operation continues to bear fruit with officers carrying out the operation seizing a total of 110 guns, one pistol and 1,231 bullets among other blunt weapons.
The weapons were found in various sub-counties of Marsabit County between the 10th and 25th of this month.
The national police service continues to urge citizens to provide information to security officials about any suspected activities, including drug trafficking.