Northern Somalia police arrest suspect in killing of officer, dismiss clan violence claims

Northern Somalia Police Arrest Suspect In Killing Of Officer, Dismiss Clan Violence Claims

Tuesday March 21, 2023


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Hargeisa (AX) – A police officer was killed throughout the time of an operation in Hargeisa, Northern Somalia, on Tuesday, based on neighborhood police studies.

The sufferer, Abdillahi Ali Ahmed, was a member of both the East Hargeisa police division or the Macalin Haroun police station and was killed in Hargeisa metropolis, as mentioned by a police spokesperson. The suspect has been apprehended, however no tips has been given concerning the motive for the killing.

“The accused murderer of the officer has been caught and is being held in CID custody. He will appear in court today or tomorrow as the investigation continues,” the spokesperson suggested.

The investigation is ongoing, and police have made no further arrests.

The spokesperson emphasised that the deceased was killed whilst on obligation and that witnesses have been current. He additionally refuted claims that the soldier, initially from the Sool area, was killed on account of clan violence.

“Our investigation shows the soldier’s death was a tragic but typical murder, and those who claim he was murdered for clan reasons are mistaken,” he suggested.

The commander additionally clarified that a soldier is a member of the police, and the police have the authority to apprehend and prosecute the accused.

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