Sponsored

Somalia's youngest minister appointed in March, shot dead in Mogadishu

Somalia mourns the dead of their youngest minister who has been shot dead in an incident close to the presidential palace in the capital M...

Somalia mourns the dead of their youngest minister who has been shot dead in an incident close to the presidential palace in the capital Mogadishu. The slain minister was driving his car when the government soldiers opened fire and killed him in the process, reports say.

The 31-year-old Abbas Abdullahi Sheik Siraji was appointed Minister of Public Works and Reconstruction by Prime Minister, Hassan Ali Kheyre in March this year.

According to africanews.com, a Voice of America journalist in the country, Harun Maruf, confirmed that Siraji was shot by the bodyguards of another government official.
 Mogadishu mayoral spokesman also confirmed the death of Siraji, disclosing that he was mistakenly shot by government forces who mistook him for a militant.

Reuters quotes Abdifatah Omar Halane as saying the minister who doubles as a parliamentarian was killed ‘‘by mistake – they opened fire on his car accidentally. May God rest his soul.’‘

Somalia’s president Mohamed Abdullahi Mohamed Farmajo, on Wednesday, said he was cutting an official visit to neighbouring Ethiopia in order to return and participate in the burial of the youngest minister in his government.

The official twitter handle of the presidency quoted the president as expressing his sadness at the loss of 31-year-old Abbas Abdullahi Sheik Siraji who he described as ‘young, diligent and intelligent.’

‘‘I am cutting short my visit to Ethiopia to mourn with my country and take part in the state burial of minister Abass,’‘ adding that ‘‘I’ve ordered the security heads to immediately get to the bottom of this unfortunate tragedy and make sure the perpetrators are brought to book.’‘

COMMENTS


Seme Beta Night Christmas party

Click below to download the #BetaTinzApp

Name

Artist Profile,50,Audio,175,Celebrity,295,Celebrity Gist,645,Education,14,Entertainment,1174,event,104,Fashion,99,featured,122,Follow me on Twitter: @ndinge,66,Football,44,games,5,Gist,727,Health,7,Human Interest,207,Movie,6,Music,1083,News,674,photos,20,Politics,275,Radio,1,Random Opinions,24,Religion,28,SA,74,Soccer,2,Society,98,Sports,142,Video,528,
ltr
item
BETA TINZ: Somalia's youngest minister appointed in March, shot dead in Mogadishu
Somalia's youngest minister appointed in March, shot dead in Mogadishu
https://2.bp.blogspot.com/-oyxIxrxSfEo/WQr3mvYkaMI/AAAAAAAABDo/jh_VOeF_5ZEMLBiV427no8xdfoxQ1hkzgCLcB/s400/soma.jpg
https://2.bp.blogspot.com/-oyxIxrxSfEo/WQr3mvYkaMI/AAAAAAAABDo/jh_VOeF_5ZEMLBiV427no8xdfoxQ1hkzgCLcB/s72-c/soma.jpg
BETA TINZ
http://www.betatinz.com/2017/05/somalias-youngest-minister-appointed-in.html
http://www.betatinz.com/
http://www.betatinz.com/
http://www.betatinz.com/2017/05/somalias-youngest-minister-appointed-in.html
true
4867157495207135489
UTF-8
Loaded All Posts Not found any posts VIEW ALL Readmore Reply Cancel reply Delete By Home PAGES POSTS View All RECOMMENDED FOR YOU LABEL ARCHIVE SEARCH ALL POSTS Not found any post match with your request Back Home Sunday Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday Saturday Sun Mon Tue Wed Thu Fri Sat January February March April May June July August September October November December Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec just now 1 minute ago $$1$$ minutes ago 1 hour ago $$1$$ hours ago Yesterday $$1$$ days ago $$1$$ weeks ago more than 5 weeks ago Followers Follow THIS CONTENT IS PREMIUM Please share to unlock Copy All Code Select All Code All codes were copied to your clipboard Can not copy the codes / texts, please press [CTRL]+[C] (or CMD+C with Mac) to copy