At least 10 prisoners convicted of being Al-shabab members have escaped from Garowe Prison in the semi-autonomous regional state of Puntland.
The inmates who were Al-shabab fighters before they were captured by Puntland forces in a fighting with Al-shabab have been serving different jail terms.
According to reliable sources, the jailbirds broke out of the prison by digging a hole through the wall.
Puntland forces who have reportedly launched massive operations to pursue the escapees have managed to arrest one of the convicts. Puntland administration has not officially commented on the incident.
In 2016, hundreds of Al-shabab fighters briefly held a port town subsequently leading three day heavy fighting between the fighters and Puntland forces.
The fourth day, Puntland said it concluded the operation and claimed to have killed over 150 Al-shabab fighters while 56 others were captured by Puntland forces.
The fighters were arraigned in a military court where they were slapped with different sentences.
Among the prisoners were underage fighters who kept at rehabilitation centre for correction purpose.