Somalia Agricultural Minister, Abdukadir Abukar

Somalia Agricultural Minister, Abdukadir Abukar was reportedly assassinated by unknown assailants in the town of Jowhar, middle Shabelle region.

According a statement by the regions police spokesperson, the Minister Abdukadir Abukar was shot dead minutes after the evening prayer on Monday, August 17.

His statement reads: “The gunmen attacked minister Abdukadir Abukar while he was going to his house from a nearby mosque,” Hassan said, adding the attackers fled the scene.

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It was also rumoured that Muslim Islamic group al-Shabaab group is behind the attack.