Qali Mohamud Guhad: The assassination of MP Amina was planned

The mother of the missing NISA agent Ikraan Tahliil Farah described the killing of MP Amina Mohamed as planned and deliberate, adding that she was directly targeted inside Beledweyne’s Lamagalaay camp.

Speaking to the media in Mogadishu, Qaali Mohamud Guhad said she felt that MP Amina Mohamed Abdi was targeted for her outspoken support for Ikran Tahlil and securing justice for her family.

The National Intelligence and Security Agency (NISA) said Al-Shabaab had killed Ikraan, who worked for the intelligence agency. Still, the group – which typically targets government officials and civil servants – denied the allegations.

“A girl was away from us at first, but now our other daughter has been killed. Everyone who spoke out against the Ikraan case is being pursued,” she said, adding that she offered her condolences to the victims.

Forty-eight people, including lawmaker Amina Mohamed and former lawmaker Hassan Dhuhul, were killed, and 108 others were injured in twin explosions in Beledweyne, the capital of Hiran region, on Wednesday,

Amina was one of 15 people killed in the first blast inside Lamagalaay camp after a suicide bomber detonated himself in front of Amina’s family.

Al Shabaab claimed responsibility for both blasts.

The Prime Minister of the Federal Government of Somalia Mohamed Hussein Roble, Speaker of the House of the People Mohamed Mursal, former Presidents Hassan Sheikh, Sheikh Sharif, Prime Ministers and other politicians all offered funeral prayers in Mogadishu yesterday for the late Amina Mohamed Abdi and former parliamentarian Hassan Ali Abdi Dhuhul.

The President of the Federal Republic of Somalia, Mohamed Abdullahi Farmajo, and the Prime Minister condemned the attack in Beledweyne and offered their condolences to all those who lost their lives, in particular MP Amina Mohamed.

Source: Hiiraan Online