Hamarweyne police commander and his intelligence counterpart have been relieved of their duties following President Mohamed Farmaajo’s ultimatum seeking answers regarding the killing of two officials from the Somali National Women Organisation last Wednesday.
Goobjoog News correspondent in Hamarweyne reports that the two officials were shown the door after it was established they absconded duty the day armed men killed Ahmed Jamac Hirsi the son of Somali National Women Organisation (SNWO) chair lady Battulo Sheikh Ahmed and the organisation’s secretary general Anab Abdullahi Hashi.
Twelve other police officers who were also missing on the fateful day have also been arrested, the correspondent says.
President Farmaajo issued a stern warning to the police Saturday demanding answers over the killings.
Armed men in two vehicles opened fired on the vehicle driven by Hirsi killing them instantly Thursday. A source near the scene told Goobjoog News the vehicle had just passed a police checkpoint when the assailants committed the offence. The police officers manning the checkpoint were arrested immediately, the source said.