Mogadishu — Prime Minister Abdi Farah Shirdon at a cabinet meeting said that he would set up a committee to investigate dead bodies found in the streets of Mogadishu this week, Garowe Online reports.
At a weekly cabinet meeting on Thursday, Prime Minister Shirdon stated that he was really upset by the killings of the young men who were found in the streets of two different districts in Mogadishu this week.
He selected a committee consisting of the Ministry of Justice, Ministry of Interior and Security and the Ministry of Information to investigate the killings of 6 men whose bodies were found in Daynile and Yaqshid districts.
"We are waiting on a full report with more information than the current one. I'm personally calling for a meeting on Tuesday that will shed light on the issue," said Prime Minister Shirdon Thursday afternoon.
The bodies of 6 men sent shockwaves through Mogadishu residents as there were unconfirmed reports that one of the men was at one point in the custody of Somali authorities.
Al Shabaab spokesman accused Somali authorities of carrying out the killings of the six men. Ali Mohamed Ragge (Dheere) stated that it was deeply saddening that young men who weren't guilty of anything were summarily executed.
"To arrest students and young workers on the purposes of being awarded a bribe and when they [authorities] don't find it [bribe] kill the men and leave their bodies in front of their homes, is preposterous," said Ali (Dheere).
The terrorist organization spokesman sent his condolences to the families of the victims.
More than 6 people were killed in Mogadishu this week and Mogadishu residents are anticipating some answers from the committee. Al Shabaab claimed responsibility for the killings of two officers in the capital.
Prime Minister Shirdon at the cabinet meeting said that one of the most important government issues is protecting human rights.