Somalilandsun : A senior Somaliland army officer has been arrested for allegedly shooting dead a young bride, a police officer has confirmed.
This is according to BBC which contacted Somaliland police to confirm that the killer is in custody, an investigation is underway, and it is possible that he will be taken to court. Police have also confirmed that the man is a Somaliland military court officer.
The deceased girl Najma Abdullahi was born in 2000. She worked for the Somaliland Ministry of Agriculture and was the secretary to the director of agriculture.
Najma, who has not yet been buried, got married a month ago in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, and returned to Hargeisa at the end of Ramadan.
This was revealed by Najma’s father, Abdullahi Mohamed Ali, who was contacted by the BBC and described the killing of his daughter. He said she was hit in the head by a soldier in a car.
” The car my daughter was travelling in gave way to a truck when a man came out of house across the street ordering ‘get out of here’ , and then he shot ‘, “said Abdullahi.
Abdullahi thanked the police and the Criminal Investigation Department for “dealing well” with the incident.