Published On: Wed, Nov 2nd, 2016

Somalia: Elder shot dead in Mogadishu, killers detained

Somali security forces have detained two suspects whom they said have shot and killed a traditional elder in Mogadishu’s Wadajir district on Wednesday afternoon, an official said Wednesday.

The elder who was identified as Hillowle Hefow Hussein was gunned down by two pistol-wielding assailants near Wadajir market, according to the witnesses at the shooting scene.

Confirming the incident, Wadajir district administrator Ahmed Abdulle Afrah, told Radio Shabelle local troops managed to swiftly arrest the killers after they were slightly wounded during their capture.

Mogadishu mayor Yusuf Hussein Jimale and other officials reached Wadajir district police station, where the suspects have been paraded. The killers were handed over to NISA.

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