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Somaliland President Bihi blames Somali government for Abdinasir Dahable's murder

Sunday February 25, 2024


Hargeisa (HOL) - Somaliland's President, Muse Bihi Abdi, pointed fingers at President Hassan Sheikh Mohamud during his speech at the funeral of scholar Abdinasir Dahable, who was recently killed in Mogadishu.

Bihi stated that the responsibility for Dahable's murder, along with that of another Somaliland MP whose body was found in a Mogadishu hotel, lies with the Somali government. Dahable's mysterious demise in Mogadishu has raised suspicions of foul play in Somaliland, with authorities in Somalia's capital treating the investigation as a potential homicide.

"May the deceased we lay to rest today, and the other victim find peace. The one we bury today met his end, and his grave is marked. Both of their deaths are the responsibility of President Hassan Sheikh and his administration," Bihi said.

Dr. Abdirahman Mohamed Osman, the director-general of Hargeisa General Hospital, performed an autopsy and revealed that Dahable had suffered significant trauma, including strangulation, before his death. The autopsy results were revealed amidst escalating airspace tensions between Mogadishu and Hargeisa. 

The Somaliland leader acknowledged that while death is inevitable, the attention drawn to Dahable's killing is due to its manner.

Bihi urged Somali government leaders to disclose the motive behind Dahable's assassination.

He emphasized that Dahable, not being a politician, had no personal secrets and had not offended anyone.

The Somaliland government has called on its citizens residing in Mogadishu to flee immediately for their safety following the deaths of former Somali Member of Parliament Ahmed Adan and aviation expert Abdinasir Muse Dahable.

The Somali police have announced that they have detained suspects in the murders of Dahable and the MP, with investigations ongoing.


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