Gunmen tried to assassinate Galmudug’s assistant minister of transport Abdisamad Yusuf Elmi in Mogadishu’s Wabri district on Sunday.
Speaking to the media Elmi said that he has survived an assassination attempt by gunmen who attacked his car in the city.
“We were surprised by a lot of bullets … Thank God, we managed to escape,” he said.
He said “I was in Waberi district after gunmen wearing military uniform deliberately blocked my vehicle and started shooting at me, I immediately alighted the vehicle and with God grace I escaped their ill motive to kill me.”
He said he cannot really figure out who his attackers were, but he thinks they are the ones who use to kill leaders in Mogadishu, he believes the motive of his attackers was due the position he holds.
Somali government has not spoken of the raid yet and no claimed the abortive attack.