Militants with the Al Qaeda-affiliated Al-Shabaab have on Tuesday abducted three humanitarian workers at a village near the town of Bardere in Somalia’s south-western Gedo region, source said on Tuesday.
The aid workers who are working for the Red Crescent Societies have been kidnapped by armed Al-Shabaab men from Sidimo village, 50 kilometers west of Bardere town which is under Somali National Army (SNA) and AMISOM control.
A Red Crescent Societies staffer who asked not to be identified disclosed the names of the abducted aid workers as Aden Abdi Aden, head of the organization’s health operation in Gedo, his deputy Abdinasir Abshir and Ali Sugulle.
“The Red Crescent Societies staff have been kidnapped after the car they were travelling has came under Al-Shabaab attack at Sidimo area .on their way to El Wak town,” said the source.
Al-Shabaab did comment about the alleged abduction against the aid workers.