15 October 2012

Kenya: Dadaab Security Official Killed By Armed Gunmen

Dadaab, Kenya — Gunmen killed an official of the Dadaab security committee in broad daylight on Monday, Garowe Online reports.

According to sources, four gunmen in the IFO camp part of the massive Dadaab refugee camp killed Mahad Said Duaseyne on Monday, a high-ranking member of the camps security committee.

The gunmen fled the scene after the shooting and authorities are currently investigating the killing.

According to witnesses, Mr. Duaseyne was shot repeatedly in the head and torso.

"Bosnia market in the central IFO was scene of the killing. The gunmen carrying pistols covered their faces and shot the victim several times in the head and torso," said Ali Jama a Dadaab resident.

This is the second killing of a Dadaab security committee member in two months.

Unknown assailants who fled the scene after the shooting gunned down Quresho Hussien Ragge a prominent member of the security committee.

Dadaab prior 2011 had very little killings but the refugee camp has seen an increase in attacks during the past year. The Kenyan government has improved security but residents say more needs to be done.

The Dadaab refugee camp the largest refugee camp in the world is host to more than 500,000 people.

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