Somalia: Government to Compensate Barire Victims:- AllAfrica
Somali government will compensate the families of victims accidently killed by security forces during operation to flush out Alshabaab in Barire.
The authorities have said all ten victims who were buried on Thursday were civilians contrary to previous press statements that they were militants.
Government paid USD 130,000 for funeral arrangements while federal government
(allafrica) -representatives visited the families in Madina hospital in Mogadishu during burial preparations.
Fact finding committee lead by Internal Security Minister Islow Duale visited Barire to establish the truth of the matter after order from President Abdullahi Farmajo last week.
The Somali National Army commanders who were responsible for the attack will also be investigated and charged if found guilty.
The Barire victims’ incident has led to social media uproar that was directed towards the government for past one week.
Twitter and Facebook users have mocked Villa Somalia for contradicting press statement.
— Live From Somalia (@Tuuryare_Africa) August 31, 2017