First Instance military court judge Col. Hassan Nur Shuute has pledged all those behind the bloodshed in Wanlaweyn which has since claimed at least 20 live will face the full arm of the law.
Col. Shuute said Thursday as the military court moved sittings to the clashes affected district the courts and security forces will ensure the offenders in the clashes are prosecuted to ensure justice for victims of the fighting.
“We have come here to prosecute those who have tarnished our image, burned and slaughtered innocent civilians,” Col. Shuute said. “We promise to fulfill our mission.”
The military judge added the Danab Special Forces are on order to arrest and bring to book anyone causing harm to lives or property. “I also order the Danab forces to take charge of the security of the district, and I inform anyone they see that they are causing problems to bring us.”
Fighting erupted in Wanlaweyn this week with reports indicating the clashes were a result of disputes over land and water resources. At least 20 people were killed.