Prominent Somali opposition leader condemns Galkayo attack

A prominent Somali opposition leader has condemned a tribally-motivated attack that happened in Galkayo city on the night of 14th June in which civilians were killed.

Abdirahman Abdishakur, the leader of the opposition Wadajir Party termed the attack barbaric and called on the Galmudug administration to quickly bring the perpetrators to justice. The following is a statement released by the opposition leader over the attack:

I strongly condemn the barbaric and shocking incident that happened in Galkayo last night. It’s shameful for the Galmudug State and the city of Galkayo that innocent civilians living in peace were killed in a tribally-motivated attack. Those people relied on the state administration and the people of Galkayo for protection, and the response of the administration and the people to this shocking and heartless attack will tell us whether their trust was misplaced.

The administration and people of Galmudug should present a united front in condemning this inhumane attack and bring the perpetrators to swift justice.

May Allah have mercy on the civilians unjustly killed and to the security official who was also killed before them.

For the families and friends they left behind, we pray that Allah instills in them perseverance and faith in Him.