Somalia’s Galmudug state forces have arrested four people in connection with the murder of nine unarmed civilians near Galkacyo town.
Sheikh Mohamed Shakir Hassan, head of Galmudug says the suspects were detained in operation carried out near Dhusamareb town.
Sheikh Hassan says the suspected detainees were taken into the police station for further interrogations.
He added the suspects will be brought into justice.
The suspects were among other armed militias, who rounded up nine civilians and then shot dead near Galkacyo town, some 600km north of Somali capital, Mogadishu.
The town has seen violent tribal fighting, raping and other assassinations for the last couple of 2 years.