paramilitary police are searching for about 12 Somali bandits
hiding in forests in the northern Ngorongoro District following
their attacks on Tanzanian villagers last Sunday, which left
two people dead and several others injured.
newspaper Wednesday quoted Arusha Regional Commissioner Daniel
ole Njoolay as saying that the government has sent reinforcements
in the area.
to disclose the number of forces deployed in the area, the
commissioner stressed that the government will ensure that
the Somali bandits be tracked down and brought to justice.
bandits attacked a vehicle travelling from Sonjo Village to
Wasco Village for a cattle auction on Sunday morning.
man in the car was hit by a stray bullet and died instantly.
passengers in the vehicle scattered in the bush to save their
hijacked the driver and took him deep inside the bush where
the police later discovered his body with bullet wounds.
robbed his money but abandoned the car. For more than two
years, the Somali bandits have been launching attacks on villages
in Ngorongoro and Monduli districts by crossing the border
which seem to have baffled the police completely, have resulted
in the deaths of scores of innocent Tanzanians and the pillage
of cash and property.