An al-Shabaab official escaped from Mogadishu’s central prison yesterday during a deadly battle inside the prison.
Mubarak Ibrahim Idle was armed with an unmarked pistol as he escaped from prison, killing two people outside, one of whom was said to be a bajaj driver who had taken the motorcycle with him, security officials said. .
Mubarak was sentenced in 2014 to 10 years in prison and had four years left in prison.
Prison spokesman Abdiqani Mohamed Qalaf said 15 inmates were killed and seven others injured in yesterday’s violence at Mogadishu’s central prison.
Gen. Abdiqani Mohamed Qalaf also said that four soldiers were killed in the clashes, and another was wounded.
Acting Prime Minister of the Federal Government of Somalia Mahdi Mohamed Guled (Khadar) has appointed a committee to investigate yesterday’s violence at the Central Prison.