Somalia: Puntland hunts convicted pirates after prison break

BOSSASO, Somalia April 6, 2014 (Garowe Online)-Puntland Police forces in northeastern Somalia have been on manhunt for two convicted pirates who managed to stage Bossaso prison break on Friday, Garowe Online reports.

Puntland Custodian Corps Chief Gen. Ali Nur Omar disclosed at media briefing in the state capital of Garowe on Sunday that the custodian corps officers are on manhunt for-Mohamed Ali Saed and Kedir Ahmed Yusuf- who were convicted of being pirates and escaped from Bossaso prison.

“Of the fifteen inmates who escaped from Bossaso prison last Friday, two are still on the run. Security agencies are hunting down the two escapees,” said Gen. Omar, presenting their photographic images to reporters.

“The men were transferred from a cell after rainwater penetrated through its sheet metal roof, they were placed in another detention but they got a small hole on the wall,” he revealed.

Bossaso central prison holds 45 convicted pirates who were handed over to Puntland after being tried in foreign countries. Two inmates sustained bullet wounds during the prison break attempt in the port city of Bossaso.


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