SOMALIA: AL-SHABAAB MILITANTS EXECUTE PROMINENT CLERIC IN PUBLIC
November 16, 2015: Al-Shabaab militants killed prominent Muslim Cleric in an area between Jowhar and Beledweyn towns. The slain cleric was identified as Sheikh Abba and the militants paraded him in a public field, inviting members of the public to witness his execution.
Sheikh AbbaÂ lived in the Bari regional town of Bosasso.
He was reportedly on his way to Mogadishu when the militants captured him along the way. Sources say the militants forced him out of a public means he was traveling in but the motive of his killing was not immediately established. The militants are however known to execute Muslim clerics who preach against their violent extremist ideologies. (Source: Wacaal Media, 16/11/2015)