This Is The Mother Of One Of The 11 Al-Shabaab Militants Who Were Gunned Down On Sunday In Lamu

A mother is mourning the death of her son who was among the 11 Al-Shabaab militants who were gunned down on Sunday in Lamu when they tried to attack a military base. Ms. Sally Evans in an interview with BBC revealed that her deceased son Thomas Evans could have been spared death if the authorities had acted early enough. She said Thomas had left for Egypt then to Somalia in 2012 where he contacted his family informing them that he had joined the Al-Shabaab terrorist group. Ms. Evans contacted the British authorities about it, however, the government did not respond.

The radicalized Thomas, who went by the name Abdul Hakim, was banned from travelling to Kenya in 2011. His mother decried the authorities’ lack of involvement as she felt she could have helped. The attack that took place on Sunday coincided with the anniversary of the ghastly Mpeketoni attacks last year which left over 70 people dead. This latest case of a British national involved in terror is the matter of discussion within the British government with its nationals increasingly joining terror groups such as ISIS and Al-Shabaab.

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