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Ethiopia's Somali region MP killed by officer at Jigjiga Airport

Tuesday October 25, 2022

Jigjiga (HOL) - Ethiopia's Somali regional lawmaker was killed in an officer-involved shooting at Garad Wiilwaal airport in Jigjiga city on Tuesday afternoon.

According to witnesses, an airport security guard opened fire inside the airport, killing the Juweria Sub'is and injuring five others.

Many of the victims were travellers exiting the airport.

The shooting resulted in suspended operations at Garad Wiilwaal airport.

Liyu Police arrived at the airport and arrested the officer who was suspected of opening fire.

An eyewitness told BBC Somali that there was an argument between armed airport security officers before the shooting, although no clear motive has emerged.

Authorities do not believe that incident was terror-related.

The deceased Member of Parliament, who was elected from the Dolo region, spent a lot of time working in humanitarian activities.

This story is developing.


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