Three Kenyans and a Somali have been arrested in Juba en-route to join Islamic State (ISIS) fighters in Libya.

Said Ahmed Dabow, Adan Sheikh, Mohamed Abdi Mohamed and Somali national Abdiqani Abdishakur Shobaywere were arrested by security officers while seeking facilitation to travel to Libya.

According to detectives, the four were arrested following an intensive operation between security agents across the East African region.

These arrests come against the backdrop of intensified counterterrorism and anti-human trafficking efforts in the country and across the region.