According to interior CS spokesman Mwenda Njoka Abdirahim Abdullahi was the son of a chief in Mandera and had reported him missing. He said:
“It is true one of the four Al Shabaab militants who stormed Garissa University College killing 148 plus students has been identified as Abdirahim Abdullahi the son of a chief in Mandera County,”
“The father had reported to the authorities that his son had gone missing and suspected the boy had gone to Somalia,” Njoka went on to say of the slain terrorist “who was a University of Nairobi law graduate and described by a person who knows him well as a brilliant upcoming lawyer.”
Investigators have traced records at a secondary school he studied known as WAMY High School and established that he obtained an A- grade when he sat for his Kenya Certificate of Secondary School Examinations (KCSE) exam in 2007, according to the Interior Ministry Spokesman.