Kenyan authorities have announced that a total of 147 people were confirmed dead, with about 79 injured in an attack on Garissa University, carried out by Al-Shabaab militants.
The attack, which lasted for up to 16 hours, ended in Kenyan authorities killing all four insurgents responsible for the dastardly act.
The terrorists, according to reports had stormed the campus in the early hours of Thursday, April 2, 2015, throwing grenades and shooting automatic rifles. They were also said to have freed Muslim students, taking Christians and others hostage, most of whom were among the casualties.
The Kenyan National Disaster Operations Centre said: “147 fatalities confirmed in the Garissa attack. The operation at Garissa University College has ended, with all four terrorists killed.”
Meanwhile, Nigeria’s President Goodluck Jonathan has condemned the attack, saying the barbaric acts had no place in a civilized society.
A statement from the office of the Presidency said the President “utterly condemns the deliberate targeting of innocent persons, schools and other soft targets by terrorists.
“Such atrocious, despicable and barbaric acts of violence ought to have no place in any civilised society.”