CBN News — Kenyan authorities have imposed a curfew in the northeast part of that country a day after radical Muslims slaughtered at least 147 Christian university students.
The Muslim terror group Al-Shabab has claimed responsibility for the horrific attack.
Now there’s a $215,000 reward for a man identified by Kenyan authorities as the mastermind behind the slaughter.
On Thursday morning, four gunmen strapped with suicide vests and armed with AK-47s stormed the Garissa University College in northeast Kenya.
“It was around 5 a.m. We wake up early in the morning for the morning prayers. We tried to turn on the lights, but they were not working,” one survivor recalled.
Eye witnesses say the terrorists went from room to room asking students whether they were Christian or Muslim. Those who identified themselves as Christian were murdered on the spot without mercy.
It appears the gunmen had extensive knowledge of the campus layout, even targeting an area often used by Christians for prayer.
Many of those killed were reportedly beheaded after being asked to recite verses from the Koran. The siege lasted 13 hours before police finally stormed the university. The gunmen died when they detonated their suicide vests.
“On my own behalf and on behalf of my government, I extend condolences to the families of those who have perished in this attack,” Kenya President Uhuru Kenyatta said.
Garissa is close to the Somali border. The town is mainly Muslim but many Christians attend the university.
The military has stepped up security as a dusk-to-dawn curfew has been ordered in Garissa and three nearby counties.
Since 2008, Kenya has been at war with Al-Shabab. The group has launched several attacks on Kenyan soil, but Thursday’s was by far the deadliest.
Report via CBN News