Somali police apprehend machete-wielding gang members in Mogadishu

Sunday March 19, 2023


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Mogadishu (AX) – Somali police have arrested a number of members of suspected youth gangs in Elasha Biyaha, positioned roughly 15 km south of Mogadishu, following a safety operation on Saturday evening. The gangs, armed with knives and machetes, have been apprehended at the same time robbing folks within the Jabad Geelle neighbourhood. The General Police Command Banadir sector issued a announcement noting that operations in opposition to gangs and bandits are progressing properly, and they may be dedicated to redoubling these efforts.

Two nights in the past, members of a youth gang brutally killed a widely known younger man within the Karaan district of Mogadishu.

At the National Consultative Conference held in Baidoa final week, federal and regional state leaders agreed to speed up efforts to quit drug gangs and coordinate numerous initiatives nationwide.

Residents of Mogadishu have been elevating considerations about multiplied crimes dedicated by youth gangs recognized domestically as “Ciyaal Weero.”

Somali Public Agenda not too long ago published a report highlighting the bloom of youth gangs in Mogadishu. These gangs are generally concerned in violent crimes, such as theft, extortion, and homicide. The report attributes the enhance in Ciyaal Weero to a number of components, such as the dearth of academic and employment possibilities for kids, weak rules enforcement, and the proliferation of small arms within the metropolis.

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