By NJ Correspondent:
Somalia’s military court has on Monday morning executed four suspected Al Shabaab militants in Baidoa.
They were accused of being the masterminds of February last year’s bomb attack that left 55 people dead and more than 60 others wounded after hurled a blast on a restaurant where football fans were watching a match.
Al-Shabaab claimed responsibility immediately after the attack.
During press briefing Military Court Chairman Liban Ali Yarrow confirmed that Sharmad Awow Mohamed, Siyad Hassan Farah, Abdilathif Maalim and Hassan Adan Mursal were executed after convicted in taking part of deadly attacks in Baidoa town and its surroundings.
“The criminals were convicted and sentenced to death February 2017, but today the execution has been passed which is an act of justice,’” said Yarrow.
The execution was carried out at an open ground outside Baidoa town in the early hours of Monday morning.
In attendance were top Military commanders and officials from South West State.
Similarly, the court has on Saturday executed a soldier who was accused of killing a civilian in Afgoye district, lower Shebelle region last year.
However, Somalia’s military court has of late launched executions to suspected Al-Shabaab militants who were convicted of planning and carrying out bomb attacks against government officials, civilians, politicians and humanitarian aid workers.
Al-Shabaab has been in decline since 2011, but still control some areas and launches regular, deadly attacks against government, military and civilian targets in the capital and elsewhere.