Mogadishu: National security forces backed by the African union peacekeeping forces are carrying out a joint operation against insecurity acts in some districts of Benadir region in the Somali capital Mogadishu, official said.
Large number of Al-qaeda suspects has been arrested from district of Kaaran, Yakshid and Heliwa where the joint operation by Somali national security and AU forces occurred in the past 24 hours as chief commander of Somali security forces, Khalif Ahmed Ereg told the state media.
Erag, the NSF commander said, “we have detained number of Al-qaea linked group suspects who are in jail now, collected many weapons, if some of the detainees are not found guilt they will be released”.
Somali government soldiers were also continuing heavy operation against Al-qaeda linked group of Al-shabab in between Mogadishu and Afgoye city in lower Shabelle region in the south and Bal’ad district in middle Shabelle region north the capital.
Allvoices has today observed criminal investigation department (CID) in Mogadishu and there were large people mostly the parents whose children were in that department and asking for their sons to be freed.
The parents included mothers and fathers and some of them were standing while some of them were sitting down at the front gate at the CID near KM4 junction in the capital Mogadishu.
It is not known how far the judiciary system of the Somali government would quiet correctly manage suspects found guilt and free innocent ones as soon as possible.