Security forces in Bossasso, the commercial capital of
Puntland state have arrested three suspects in connection with the murder of Sheikh
Mohamed Abdi Aware, the chief judge of Bossasso 1st
The three men were nabbed in operations mounted by the
forces shortly after the murder of the judge on Wednesday night.
Sheikh Aware was brutally murdered by armed hooded men shortly
after leaving a mosque in the town.
His death comes days after he sentenced to jail terms, four
people affiliated with Somali hard line insurgent group Al-Shabaab.
Police are questioning the suspects who are currently held
in Bossasso. However, sources within the police say one of them is suspected to
be the real slayer.
Authorities in Puntland are suspecting the insecurity in
some of its territories is caused by the infiltration of some militant
ruminants that are fighting the fragile UN-backed Somali government in central
and southern Somalia.