White widow terrorist Samantha Lewthwaite is believed to have been behind an all-female jihadi attack on a Kenyan police station last Sunday (11 September).
Amaq news agency, affiliated to ISIS, confirmed last Tuesday that ‘supporters’ of ISIS carried out the Mombasa attack, in which the three women, with their weapons concealed under flowing robes worn by some Muslims, tricked their way into the police station, stabbed an officer and threw a petrol bomb. Police also found an unexploded suicide vest on one of the women.
Now, claims have been made that the British fugitive, one of the world’s most wanted terror suspects and widow of London 7/7 bomber Germaine Lindsay ‘had a hand’ in the terror attack.
According to Kenyan newspaper, The Star, evidence recovered from laptops and emails belonging to the three women which were found at their house indicated that they had been in touch with the 32-year-old from Aylesbury who is known to use the alias Natalie Webb.
In a handwritten note shown to Reuters – by an officer not connected to the investigation who asked to remain anonymous – the women allegedly wrote: ‘We pledged allegiance to the caliph of the Muslims, the Amir of the Believers, Abu Bakr al Baghdadi.”
Also in the note, the women called themselves Umm Maysarah, Umm Ma’bad and Umm Sa’ad, which the officers said was believed to be their aliases. The officer said the note was found in the house they stayed in.
It went on to say:
“Know that Islamic State soldiers are everywhere. O filthy Kenyan government, don’t think we’ve forgotten how you mercilessly killed our brothers … We promise to make your women widows and your children orphans.”
Lewthwaite has been linked to a series of shocking Al-Shabaab attacks and is understood to have masterminded the murders of 400 people, including the 2013 raid on Westgate Mall in Nairobi, Kenya, which killed 67 and the massacre at Garissa University College in April last year in which 148 people were slaughtered.
She is thought to be employed in Al-Shabaab’s Intelligence Unit,where she is known as ‘Mother of Holy War’, commanding an army of up to 200 female jihadis who she has trained to infiltrate governments and carry out suicide attacks.
She is also wanted by authorities in Kenya in connection with allegations of possessing explosives and conspiracy to commit a felony and is the subject of an Interpol ‘red notice’.
Kenyan security forces have detained Haniya Said Saagar, the widow of Muslim cleric Sheikh Aboud Rogo, who was killed by unknown gunmen in 2012, late on Wednesday as part of the investigation into the Mombasa attack.
Al Shabaab has claimed the Kenyan attacks are in retaliation for sending its troops into Somalia as part of an African force to battle the Islamist insurgents.