A pick up vehicle ferrying Miraa from Meru to Liboi was Sunday night hijacked by suspected members of the Al Shabaab militia, about 5 kilometres from Liboi town.
The vehicle which had three occupants was later seen at Dagalema border area crossing over to Somalia.
Confirming the 8:30pm incident, North Eastern Regional Police Commander, David Bunei, told KBC on phone that the hijackers later released the occupants of the vehicle and drove away the vehicle after offloading the several sacks of Miraa that were being transported.
He said those released include the driver Abdikaddir Hassan Elmi, Abdullahi Issak Harun- a Miraa dealer and Habiba Abdi Sirat who had hiked a lift.
Bunei said the three hijack victims will be taken to Garissa as police commence investigations into the incident.
He said security agencies are currently pursuing the bandits. The police boss added that this is the third time the same driver has been hijacked by suspected Al-Shabaab militants.