Somalia: Puntland court sentences alleged Al Shabaab members to death
BOSSASO, Somalia Feb 15, 2015 (Garowe Online)-A military court in Somalia’s north-eastern state of Puntland handed down death sentences to four alleged Al Shabaab members amidst unprecedented upsurge in terror attacks on Sunday, Garowe Online reports.
The death penalties mark the first in this year, with Puntland military court also sentencing two others to life in prison.
The four-Mohamed Abdi Ahmed Olol, 23 Xaajow Sheikh Nur Omar, 21 Ismael Abdulkadir Jim’ale,20 and Hassan Hussein Abdi, 23-received death sentences while Adan Mohamed Yusuf, 23 and Abdihakin Mohamed Isse, 24 will be facing life imprisonment.
According to court judges, two new Al Shabaab recruits-Abdirizak Sharif Omar, 17 and Mohamed Abdullahi Ahmed, 18 will serve prison terms of 10 and 15 years respectively.
Bossaso, Puntland’s most populous city has become a hotbed for terrorist Attacks as Al Shabaab carried out three deadly attacks in a month.