Security forces in Garissa today thwarted a possible terror attack after detonating a grenade that was left at Boystown primary school’s playground.
Members of the public found it well packaged in a twenty litres jerrycan and immediately alerted the police.
Police said they suspected those who planted the grenade were targeting school children who normally played at the field after classes.
“We believe those who set this deadly object were targeting school children who normally play around after classes. Luckily enough, members of the public noted its presence and informed us and we acted swiftly,” said Mr Musa Yego, the head of investigations, Northern region.
The bomb was detonated by bomb experts from KDF who were called in by the police.
Mr. Yego thanked members of the public who reported the incident and urged them to continue with the same spirit to ensure that peace prevails in the town.
Mandera, Wajir, Nairobi and Mombasa were all hit by terror attacks in the past week although Police successfully foiled the attack on Mandera’s Power station killing two the attackers.