Illicit gun trade barrels ahead in Mogadishu – Features – Al Jazeera English
Before the al-Qaeda-linked group al-Shabab retreated from Mogadishu, weapons were sold in the open at Bakara Market, the city’s main business hub that was then under their control.
But a lot has changed since those days. The government, soon after taking control of Bakara Market, ordered weapon traders to cease selling their wares.
Although the traders closed their shops, they haven’t disappeared completely. Instead, they have resurfaced in areas like Zobe