16 January 2009

Somalia: Islamists Execute a Famous Statesman in Kismayu Town

Kismayu — Islamic administration in the port town of Kismayu about 500 kilometers south of the Somali capital Mogadishu, executed late Thursday a famous Somali statesman called Abdirahaman Xaji Mohamed known as Wadiiro, witnesses told Shabelle on Friday.

Sheik Hassan Yaqub, a spokesman for the Islamic administration has confirmed Shabelle radio that they have sentenced death to Mr. Abdirahman Wadiiro, the former Jubba Valley Alliance spokesman after thay accused they had found him a crime that he was against the Islamic administration in Lower Jubba region and then shot him and killed in Kismayu, the regional capital of Lower Jubba region, southern Somalia.

The Islamic administration has also accused the deceased statesman Mr. Wadiiro that he was one of the former Jubba Valley Alliance and had a relationship with members of the Alliance who are now making movements in some of the southern regions of Somalia.

Deceased Abdirahman Xaji Mohamed Wadiiro was one of the top officers of Jubba Valley Allaince and has been the Alliance's spokesman that controlled Kismayu town which has been chased forcibly from it after fighting with the Islamists.

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