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Former Hiiraan Governor assassinated in Mogadishu

Former Hiiraan region governor Abdirahman Ibrahim Ma’ow was last nighy shot dead in Somalia capital, Mogadishu.

According to multiple sources, the deceased was shot dead after leaving a mosque in a neighbourhood in Wadajir District.

“The deceased was  walking just fews metres away ahead of me when two young men wielding pistol shot him in the head,” a witnesses said.

In a statement posted on its affiliate media, Al-Shabaab claimed responsibility for the shooting death of former governor Maow who was well know politician.

The victim reportedly arrived in Mogadishu recently to start campaign to seek a parliamenyary seat.

in 2006, Maow was top official of the defunct Islam  Court before he defected to Hisbul Islam which was then led by Sheikh Hassan Dahir Aweys.

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