Two police officers who were reported missing following an Al-Shabaab attack have been found alive by security agencies.
Wajir County Commissioner Loyford Kibaara confirmed that the two officers were found alive on Saturday, Nation reports.
Kibaara said the two officers went missing on Friday after suspected Al-Shabaab militants attacked a Mandera-bound bus between Kutulo and Wargadud area in Wajir County.
During the attack, eight police officers, two teachers and a doctor were killed by the militants while six others managed to escape with minor injuries.
The Wajir County Commissioner said the missing officers were found by rescue teams around the area adding that all the passengers on the Medina bus have been accounted for.
“We lost eight officers during Friday’s attack while six other people survived the ordeal,” said Kibaara as quoted by Nation.
The officers had arrived in Wajir from Nairobi and boarded the bus which had 56 passengers before it was flagged down by the militants who then separated the passengers into two groups, locals and non-locals, then proceeded to execute the non-locals.
The militants are said to have released the bus with the local passengers and the bus driver went to Kutulo Police Station with the passengers on board.
The county commissioner said the bus and the conductor are in police custody to help with investigations into the incident.
He urged the residents to closely work with security officials by reporting any suspicious characters in their midst for action to be taken adding that adequate security will be provided.