ARMED militants took over three police camps in the northern Kenya, a siege that prompted a significant response by local and national authorities, a Kenya agency said.

The attack was centred in the village of Loroko in Turkana County, which borders Uganda to the West, South Sudan to the north and a silver of Ethiopia to the northeast.

Kenya’s National Disaster Operation Centre tweeted that the siege comes on the heels of a border dispute between the Turkana and Pokot people.

The Disaster Operation Centre followed up about two hours later by noting Kenya’s Ministry of Interior is coordinating the response, working in conjunction with local police officers and reservists.

Kenya police were moved to the area “to combat the banditry and to reopen a key road in the area. Efforts were also under way to work with leaders in both West Pokot and Turkana “resolve the border dispute in Lorokon”, the national agency said. A curfew was established on Saturday night in parts of both counties.

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