UK’s Development Minister meets with Somalia president
Keydmedia English News correspondent in Kismayu says he traveled on Tuesday morning at the camp to observe the event. He met with several IDPs who told him that Faduma Marey Ali, an 18-year-old girl was raped overnight by masked gunmen and armed with pistols after the girl refused their demand.
“I’m one of these IDPs living in the camp at Farjo village in Kismayu town. I saw my own eyes last night armed gangs grabbing the young girl from her shelter then she was raped after declined to the require of the men who asked her to marry forcibly, and they shot her on the leg” a witness told Keydmedia English News correspondent.
Sheik Hassan Yacqub, a senior Al-shabab rebel commander told reporters in Kismayu that they are hunting down the perpetrators behind the rape of the 18-year old innocent and IDP girl.
News reports say that the assailants are thought to be Al-shabab membersin the stronghold town of Kismayu. Residents expressed concern and fear about the shocking event against the young girl
Keydmedia.net - Kismayu, Somalia
UK Minister Mitchell praised the Somali government and its people for their courage and commitment to fight against Al-Shabaab and progress in debt relief through economic reforms.