The contest is organised by Andulus radio station that is run by the al-Qaida-linked al-Shabab militia. Following the successful run of the contest, the first prize winning child received a rifle and $700, while the second prize winner got a rifle and $500. The third prize winner got to take home two bombs as the prize.
All three children received religious books as gifts as well.
Al-Shabab is involved in violence and insurgencies in the already volatile Somalia. The famine and drought in the area have weakened Al Shabab-based terrorism in the area.