Federal government forces launched heavy security operations in Jowhar, the headquarters of the Middle Shabele region on Thursday.
As our reporter in the Middle Shabele Adan Hussein Daud says most of those arrested during the operations were youth.
Security operation was carried out after unknown gunmen wounded a civilian in Howl Wadag village last night.
Dozens of parents whose children were apprehended by the forces during the security operation gathered around the police station.
Thorough investigations are underway as the Commander of Jowhar police Abdiweli Mohamed confirmed to Gob Jog FM.