PM Roble appoints commitee to probe the killing of 7 civilians in southern Somalia
Somali Prime Minister Mohamed Roble has appointed a ministerial committee to probe the deaths of seven civilians reportedly killed by the AMISOM in Golweyn town in Lower Shabelle region.
According to government spokesman Mohamed Ibrahim Moalimuu, the ministerial committee was appointed after the premier met with the Ugandan Ambassador to Somalia Nathan Mugisa and AMISOM sector one commander. ''PM Mohamed Hussein Roble has appointed a Ministerial Committee to probe reports of civilian killing by AMISOM forces in Golweyn village in Lower Shabelle Province after he has met with the Ugandan Ambassador Nathan Mugisha.
PM said punitive action should be taken against those involved.,'' Mohamed Ibrahim Moalimuu said.
Speaking during live national security brief Ugandan President Yoweri Museveni admitted the Ugandan troops killed civilians in Somalia.
In a statement issued by the African Union Mission in Somalia (AMISOM) said investigations on the killing of the civilians still underway. ''AMISOM is investigating reports that its troops were responsible for the death of the seven.
The leadership has since the incident met with the elders, community members and government officials and made it clear that they will not condone criminal activities against civilians by its soldiers,'' the statement read in part.
The families of the victims have been holding demonstrations in Mogadishu for the past days demanding compensation from the AMISOM troops.