BAIDOA( Halbeeg News)- Suspected Al-shabab fighters abducted five aid workers in Southern Somalia on Thursday, in the latest series of abductions in the country.
The spokesman of South West administration, Nuradin Yusuf Gacma confirmed to the media that five aid workers, three female and two male were abducted between Baidoa and Awdinle town in Bay region.
According to Nuradin, the aid workers who left Baidoa were abducted by Al-shabab militants.
“We suspect that Al-shabab militants are behind the abduction of the aid workers. The aid workers left Baidoa and were heading to Awdile town, the workers include three women and two men” said Nuradin.
The abducted aid workers were working for Red Cross society operating in the region. They were taken to unknown locations.
July 2017, al-shabab militants abducted seven aid workers at Gasarta village between Baidoa and Deynuunay towns in Bay region.
During the abduction, the aid workers who were working for GREDO, a local NGO were heading to conduct Nutrition campaign at drought stricken areas under Deynuunay town.
Al-shabab has banned humanitarian programs from UN and International NGOs from areas under its control.