Somalia: prominent Elder shot dead in Bardere town
Unidentified gunmen are reportedly shot and killed a famous Somali elder in Bardere town of Gedo region, south west of the country on Wednesday evening, an Eyewitness said.
The elder who was identified as Ibrahim Qorah has been gunned down by two pistol-wielding men as he was en route his residence, according to the anonymous witness.
The assassins managed to flee from the scene shortly after the shooting.
Somali security forces have subsequently cordoned off the area near the crime site and carried out a search operation for the suspects.
The motive behind the murder of the well-known traditional elder remains unclear and no group has yet claimed responsibility for the assassination.