Somalia: Govt employee shot dead in Mogadishu

MOGADISHU, Somalia – Unknown gunmen have shot and killed an employee working at Somalia’s Ministry of Religious Affairs in Somali capital, Mogadishu.

The victim, whose name has been released as Mohamed Abdi, popularly known as “Oongooye” was gunned down by young men armed with pistols while heading his home in Deynile district, policeman Hussein Mohamed said.

Hussein says Abdi was also a lecturer at a University in Mogadishu as a second job apart from being a civil servant.

It remains clear the motive behind for his assassination.

No group says it carried out the killing.

The assassination comes two days after Al-Shabab killed 20 people in twin car bombings in the capital of Mogadishu.

Abdi Aziz Hassan Ibrahim is , a somali veteran journalist based in the Somali capital, Mogadishu. Twitter @mareegonline Email: news@mareeg.com