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Somalia’s military court executes a soldier for killing a civilian in Afgoye district.

By NJ Correspondent:

Somalia’s police executing Ahmed Abdi Maday 28 years’ old for killing a civilian. File/Photo.

A military Court in Somalia has executed a police officer who killed a civilian in Afgoye last year.

Addressing reporters at the execution scene on Saturday, military court official Mumin Hassan said the police officer was executed after he was convicted of killing the civilian.

According to the Somali military, Ahmed Abdi Maday 28 years old killed Mohamed Ali Abdallah in Afgoye town on 5th January, 2016.

Hassan said, the military court conducted the first hearing of the case against the defendant Ahmed Abdi Maday on August 30, 2016. And the court sentenced him for killing the civilian.

However, the court warned government security forces against looting and robbing of civilian properties during their operation to the Al Qaida affiliated group Al Shabaab.

Somalia’s military court has however executed several soldiers for the past years.

President Mohamed Abdullahi Farmaajo led government has vowed the security forces to be accountable for their abuses and violation of civilian rights.

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