Somali military court in central town, Dhusa-mareb has concluded the hearing case of two al-Shabaab members for conspiracy to assassinate leaders of Sufi-sect in Guri-El town.
Last May, Mohamed Abdi Abdirahman was the would-be bomber captured in Guri-El town before detonating his suicide vest at a Sufi gathering
Abdirahman was dramatically intercepted by security forces at a ceremony where leaders were paying tributes to fighters who had fallen while defending the population against al-Shabaab.
The prosecutors accused the man of trying to massacre innocent people.
The other suspect, Ali Dhubad Nure Siyad was charged for conducting the surveillance and helping Abdirahman access the gathering.
Both defendants were sentenced to life in jail, according to the court chairman.
For the last one-decade Al-Shabaab has been dispatching dozens of suicide bombers to different areas manned by the Somali government.
The prosecution comes barely three days after Somali military court sentenced an al-Shabaab man to death for taking part in a well-coordinated raid on a controversial religious centre in Somalia’s central town, Galkayo.
Abdullahi Ali Mohamed who was said to be part of the fighters was captured by Somali forces who broke the siege.
On 26th of November last year, al-Shabaab fighters rammed a car bomb into the gate of the headquarters of the Sufi cleric Sheikh Abdiweli Ali Elmi followed by storming the compound, killing Elmi and 14 of his congregation