Al-Shabaab Terrorists Kidnap Four WHO Workers in Southern Somalia

Monday, April 3, 2017, Al-Qaeda-affiliated Al-Shabaab terrorists kidnapped four aid workers in southern Somalia.

The abducted aid workers are said to be working for World Health Organisation (WHO).

The abduction took place after gunmen believed to be Al-Shabaab fighters attacked a car that the WHO workers were travelling in near Luuq town in Gedo region.

WHO local staff members were kidnapped as they left Luuq town and heading for Maqaney area for vaccination campaign.

Al-Shabaab terrorists took the aid workers and their vehicle to Golweyn area, about 30Km away from Luuq town, near Somalia’s border with Kenya.

Local elders reportedly making efforts that could pave the way for the release of the kidnapped humanitarian workers.

Several attacks on aid workers perpetrated by Al-Shabaab terrorists have happened in central and southern Somalia. The intention of these kidnappings is asking for ransom and stealing of aid supplies (Food, water and medicine).

The terrorist group in turn is reportedly distributing the stolen aid supplies to the areas under its control in a bid to win public support from the starving locals.

 

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