Somalia Minister reportedly assassinated by unknown gunmen

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.

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