Tragic Incident in Mudug Region: Suspected Clan Revenge Claims Life of Promising Young Doctor
On Sunday, September 10, 2023, a shocking incident took place in Galkacyo town, Mudug region, where a young and well-respected doctor was tragically killed inside his health center by a gunman disguised as a security personnel. The distressing event was captured by a CCTV camera at the facility, showing the assailant, accompanied by two individuals, entering the premises and mercilessly opening fire on Dr. Sakariye Abdi Jama, resulting in his immediate death.
After committing this heinous act, the perpetrators swiftly fled from the scene, leaving behind a community gripped by sorrow and disbelief. Local reports indicate that this brutal crime may have been motivated by tribal vengeance, driven by the ongoing inter-clan conflicts in the northern part of Galkacyo town.
Regrettably, the incidence of tribal revenge killings has been on the rise in the northern region of Galkacyo town throughout 2023. The Puntland administration is facing mounting criticism for its inability to effectively tackle and prevent such violent acts, especially when innocent civilians become victims of these senseless acts of violence.