PM: The Use of Terror will not derail us from the progress made in securing Somalia

MOGADISHU Somalia’s prime minister Abdiweli Sheikh Ahmed has strongly condemned the assassination of a member the country’s Federal parliament who was shot dead by Al shabab.

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His Excellency Prime Minister Abdiweli Sheikh Ahmed sends his deepest and most heartfelt condolences to the families and friends of Member of Parliament Abdiaziiz Isaak Mursal, Secretary of Parliament’s Natural Resources Committee. The horrific and deplorable killings of two members of parliament have shocked the nation.

Sending his condolences Prime Minister Abdiweli Sheikh Ahmed, said: “MP Abdiaziiz Isaak Mursal was a dedicated Committee Secretary honourably serving Parliament and the people of Somalia. I send my condolences to Abdiaziz Isaak Mursal’s family and friends and I pray they have the strength to move forward whilst we seek justice. The hunt for the perpetrators will continue until those responsible face justice.

“These acts of terror only serve to inflict indiscriminate violence, distress and grief on innocent people. Taking a human life is abhorrent and these terrorists have destroyed an innocent family and stricken them with grief.

“The use of terror will not derail us from the progress made in securing Somalia, it only serves to unite and strengthen our resolve to defeat all forms of terrorism and violence.”

Statement from PM’s Office