Mustaf Mohamed Hussein known as [Abu Abdalla] has been slapped with life imprisonment on Thursday by a Somali military court in Mogadishu for being Al-Shabaab element.

The court said the militant has already served five years in jail for bomb attacks in Mogadishu, the Somali capital before he was arrested by police last year.

Abu Abdalla was released from custody in 2018 but he returned to Al-Shabaab and restarted operation by attaching IEDs to eight vehicles.

He was re-arrested in 2019 after his phone number has been found fitted into a bomb.