Africa ReviewThursday, April 19, 2012
According to government sources, an unknown
number of armed men Tuesday night entered the house of Yahie Hussein
Isaq, the district commissioner of Eel Adde, a region some 400
kilometres southwest of Mogadishu.
The Al-Qaeda allied militants reportedly abducted the administrator with this headless body found on the outskirts of the town.
Federal Government spokesman for Gedo region Col Aden Ahmed Hersi said
that the militants appeared to have caught the DC off-guard after he had
earlier instructed his bodyguards to leave.
told them that he would be fine," Col Hersi told the media.
"Unfortunately, we found the DC's headless body lying in an isolated
area with the head placed on his back."
Eel Adde district residents told local media that government
forces were frantically searching for those believed to have killed DC
"Many people are scared that the tough investigation may affect their lives," a caller to a radio station said.
Al-Shabaab has usually claimed the killing of Somalia transitional government officers and administrators.