Security forces in Baidoa have arrested six people in connection with the recent killing of a brother and sister in Baidoa.
The boy and girl, under the age of 10, were abducted on July 7 in Baidoa, and their bodies were found a day later on the outskirts of the city.
Dr. Abdullahi Ibrahim, chief medical officer at the South West Hospital in Baidoa, was one of the doctors who examined the bodies and said they had been brutally killed.
“They both had bruises on the front and back of the neck, a knife in the back, a knife in the abdomen and a torn right side to the back. “The members are in good condition and no members have been removed,” said Dr. Abdullahi Ibrahim.
South West Minister of Justice Mohamed Hussein Hassan (Joon) told a news conference in Baidoa on Saturday afternoon that six people, two of them women, had been arrested in connection with the atrocities.
The minister said that in the last few days, investigations have been underway into the perpetrators and six suspects have been arrested.
The minister told the children’s father, Sheikh Aweys Abdullahi, and the people of Baidoa that the investigation was progressing well and that those involved would be brought to justice.
He also said that the President of South West, Abdiaziz Hassan Mohamed (Lafta-gareen) has ordered the security agencies to complete the investigation as soon as possible and bring all those involved to justice.
Minister John finally said that they are working hard to bring justice to the family of the children, first and foremost the father of the family, Sheikh Aweys Abdullahi.