Somali president expresses sympathies and outrage over the killing of the mayor of town of Merca
Merca – Somali President Hassan Sheikh Mohamed prolonged his condolences and outrage over the killing of Merca city mayor Abdullahi Ali Axmed Wafow, who died in a suicide bombing within the city on Wednesday.
The President additionally expressed his sympathy to the households of the opposite victims of Wednesday’s suicide bombings within the cities of Merca and Afgoye, saying that these incidents and others reveal the cruelty and hostility of the terrorist teams in direction of the Somali individuals.
“Abdullahi Ali Ahmed was a citizen who sacrificed his life for the federal government and the improvement of the nation. I ask Allah to grant all those that have been martyred in bombings a spot in Jannatul Firdowsa and to grant their liked ones and the Somali individuals endurance and religion , the president stated in a press release.
At least 20 individuals, together with Merca city mayor Abdullahi Ali Wafow, have been killed in two explosions within the Lower Shabelle area on Wednesday.
The first assault was a suicide bomb that focused authorities officers in town of Merca, killing not less than 13 individuals, together with the mayor, whereas injuring many others.
The second assault was a landmine explosion that rocked a busy livestock market in Afgoye city, killing seven individuals and injuring greater than 14 others.
The Islamist insurgent group al-Shabaab claimed duty for the lethal assault in Merca.
President Mohamud reiterated his authorities’s dedication to an actual warfare towards terrorist teams.