Somalia: Security forces arrest head of Amniyat for al-Shabaab group
MOGADISHU, Somalia- The Federal government of Somalia has announced it captured the head of Amniyat operatives of al-Shabaab group in the Somali capital Mogadishu on Sunday, Garowe Online.
The head of Amniyat operatives identified as Abdi wahab Khalif Ahmed aka Isse Tarabun was captured during a security sweep conducted by the joint security forces in Mogadishu’s Baraka market.
Minister of Security, Mohamed Abukar Islow said the mission was planned earlier and executed successfully with the capture of a leader from the terrorist group.
“We have captured Abdiwahab Khaliif aka Isse Tarabun, who is responsible for many unfortunate events in the capital. We have him in custody and he will face the law,” added the Minister.
“In the past weeks we carried out security operations aimed to stabilize the capital and we managed to foil many attacks by the enemy.”
The Minister urged the public to bear the burden of closing many roads between neighborhoods and asked them to support the security forces. He commended the joint security forces for the successful mission, and called to maintain efforts to to flush out terrorist elements from the capital.