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Farmajo has been accused of being behind high-profile assassinations in Mogadishu and attacks against former presidents and opposition leaders.
MOGADISHU, Somalia – Abdi Hassan Awale [Abdi Qeybdid], a prominent politician who is a member of the Somali Senate says he survived an assassination attempt on his life by Farmajo.
In an interview with a local TV based in Mogadishu, Abdi Qeybdid said that UAE-trained soldiers were used to assassinate him during a raid on his residence in the capital in Dec 2017.
The Federal Senator said the attempt on his life came days after condemning the NISA attack on Farmajo’s fierce critic Abdirahman Abdirahman Abdishakur at his house that left six people dead.
He added that said that the soldiers’ vehicles included an ambulance, which was supposed to take his body and hide in the city, but he, fortunately, was not at home at the time of the attack.
On the other hand, the member of the Upper House blamed ex-House speaker Mursal, a Farmajo crony for blocking the inquiry team from presenting an investigative report before the MPs.
The attack on Qeybdid's house was a national secret, and it will not be reported. At the same time, he pressured the Speaker of the House of the People not to take the case to the houses," he stated.
Abdi Qeybdid served as the 3rd President of Galmudug and served in office between 2012 and 2015. He also became the Chief of police of Mogadishu from 2001 to 2003 during the conflict.
Farmajo, who served as Somali president between 2017 and 2022 has been accused of being behind high-profile assassinations, including General Galal's murder and attacks against former presidents and opposition leaders.
Al-Shabaab continues to pose a threat to the country's security and entire East Africa as the group raids Kenya, Ethiopia, and Uganda.