Reports from Middle Shabelle region say that a 14-year-old boy was killed last night in the center of Jowhar, the capital of HirShabelle.
The deceased was identified as Abdirahman Sheikh Osman Hundow, a student at Sheikh Hassan Barsane Primary School.
Reports say that the killing was carried out by a Somali government soldier, who fled the scene after the incident.
According to sources, the reason for the boy’s death was related to a robbery committed against the deceased.
Security forces led by the governor of Shabelle region also arrived at the scene and conducted a brief search.
Abdirahman Yare is scheduled to be buried in Jowhar today, much to the outrage of the community in Jowhar.
The incident is part of a series of insecurity incidents in recent days in the HirShabelle state capital.