Hundreds of protesters in the central Somalia town of Galkayo are demanding justice for 12-year-old Aisha Ilyas Adan who went missing for a few hours and was later found dumped near her house after she was gang-raped, tortured and murdered.
The residents of the town, mainly women, marched through the streets on Monday calling on the Puntland State authorities to take action and find the rapists to face justice.
The regional police chief, Ahmed Osman, told Garowe Online that suspects have been arrested in connection with the murder of Aisha and others are on the run.
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“She was kidnapped, and subsequently gang-raped, tortured, and brutally killed before being dumped outside her house in the town,” Osman confirmed.
Aisha Ilyas Adan was reported missing on Sunday evening after she didn’t return from a market in the town which is notorious for rape and clashes between local militia.
The rape and murder of the 12-year-old has left many Somalis enraged on social media as thousands have expressed anger while demanding justice and a probe to arrest all perpetrators.
This is really shocking, painful and totally unacceptable!
— Nasir M. Ali (@NasirMCali) February 25, 2019
Too sad and very painful
— Ayub omar (@ayubanes) February 25, 2019
Very sad and painful. The perpetrators should face full force of the law.
— Burhan (@BurhanSaed) February 25, 2019
What is going on in the world? Very painful. The government must do action to investigate this case well.
— Suldaan Ahmed (@MrSuldaan) February 25, 2019
Ina lilah waina ilayhi rajioon. This is so sad and painful! What kind of monsters would do this to a poor child. The men that did this should be brought to justice because they deserve the worst punishment imaginable! May you rest in peace.
— Abdir. Aden (@Aaryo94) February 25, 2019
justice pour AISHA @M_Farmaajo
— ali hassan ali (@hassangoodes2) February 26, 2019
#Gaalkacyo sickest city in Somalia (INTEEY GAALKACYO KUU JIRTEEY CEEBI KUU JIRTAA) am done.
— Khadar Abdi-Barre (@caraabiye) February 25, 2019
I am sorry !!! Aisha needs justice
— Abdirisak isak moha (@cirre1011) February 25, 2019
Heinous crime to expose a kid to such pain n suffering! Hope the perpetrator is found and made to face the same experience! At times an eye for an eye doesn’t make the world blind rather teach a lesson to imbecile like this one!
— Nadal Ibrahimovic (@ejegolja) February 25, 2019
Very Painful Murder and rape of children and all female gender is forbidden for our religion we have to teach men to stop rape and marry instead
— Mahad Ali Jim’aleh (@MahadJim) February 25, 2019
There are some sick ppl in this world. 😢 I hope they catch who did this.
— YAYO AKA MALCOLM Y (@YahyaYayoHassan) February 25, 2019