The military rescued Adan Malel Kulac and Adan Hassan Affey who were abducted in Arabia town late on Saturday.
Mandera County Commissioner Alex Nkoyo also clarified that Kulac, a madrassa teacher and Affey who is a member of a local relief committee were abducted on noon on Friday at a local village, some 10 km from Fino town.
“The matter was immediately reported to the security agents on patrol who pursued the abductors, caught up with them and luckily freed the two local Somali persons who were reportedly abducted,” Nkoyo said.
“The two have since gone on air on local FM stations in Mandera and given account of how they were abducted and how they were swiftly rescued,” he added.
The two have been on the forefront in denouncing Al-Shabaab activities. Their abduction came just a day after area chief was abducted and later killed by the militias.
The militants late last year hijacked a Nairobi-bound commuter bus and brutally murdered 28 people, mostly non local teachers who were returning home for holiday.
Already, the education sector is the most hit in northeast region as non Muslim teachers posted to Wajir, Garissa and Mandera counties have declined to resume duty and instead, pitched camp in Nairobi seeking transfers to other regions citing insecurity among a host of other challenges.