Reports that are coming out of Jilib town in Middle Jubba indicate that al-Shabaab has killed some of its own members and arrested several others.
The arrests and killings among al-Shabaab were prompted by suspicion among the group’s ranks that some of the members have denounced the atrocities the group is committing against innocent civilians.
Al-Shabaab sees such members as “traitors” and will deal with them accordingly. This shows how split opinion is among highest ranking members of the group and is escalating the torrents of difficulties the group has been facing.
Some of the reports indicate that some high-ranking members are suspected to have links with ISIS. Members of the blood-sucking group were ordered by their leadership to attack a mosque in Jilib town and kill Abu Anas al-Misri, a foreigner who refused to surrender subsequently killing him on the spot.
According to locals in Jilib town, at least 100 people were arrested including al-Shabaab members, business owners and foreign terrorists suspected of opposing al-Shabaab. Among those arrested is a former preacher for Al-Shabaab responsible for Shabaab’s propaganda in Gedo region.Other Shabaab members were arrested in Saakow, Buula Fuulay and Kunya Barrow villages.