Somali PM: I received threatening text message before MP Amina killed

Top officials, including former presidents Hassan Sheikh, Sheikh Sharif, MPs, ministers, and the mother of Ikran Tahlil have attended the commemoration of late Amina. They called for justice to be served.

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Somali PM: I received threatening text message before MP Amina killed

MOGADISHU, Somalia - Somali PM Mohamed Hussein Roble has linked the assassination of lawmaker Amina Mohamed Abdi with Ikran Tahlil's murder case after efforts to bring the perpetrators to justice flops.

Speaking at an event for Amina’s Eulogy held at Afrik hotel in Mogadishu last night, Roble he has received a threatening text message on his phone minutes before a bomber has killed the female MP.

I know, the same people who killed Ikran Tahlil also assassinated Amina. I’m ready to die for the mission to seek justice for both Ikran and Amina,' said Roble, adding that he will not back on this issue.

Amina’s murder was claimed by Al-Shabaab while Ikran’s killing was blamed on NISA bosses, including the former immediate director Fahad Yasin, his successor Yasin Farey and senior agent Abdullahi Kulane.

All the three suspects have joined the next parliament after grabbing seats in the Lower House from Galmudug and HirShabelle to escape from prosecution for their crimes committed during Farmajo's regime.

Top officials, including former presidents Hassan Sheikh, Sheikh Sharif, MPs, ministers, and the mother of Ikran Tahlil have attended the commemoration of late Amina. They called for justice to be served.

Roble didn’t name anyone involved in the murder of the opposition MP but it seems he points the finger at Farmajo and his team, who were accused in the past of the murder of female spy agent Ikran Tahlil.

“When I and HirShabelle state President Gudlawe agreed to make the race for Amina's seat inclusive, I received a threatening message on my phone, and minutes later Amina was killed,” the PM added.

A suicide bomber has detonated himself at Amina on the evening of March 23 outside Gudlawe’s residence in Lama-Galay military base in Beledweyne, 350Km north of Mogadishu, the Somali capital.

Late Amina was in the city for reelection to the parliament for the third time. She was targeted after campaigning for the justice of Ikran, a 25-year-old girl kidnapped and killed by the spy agency.

The prime minister's remarks showed he is afraid for his life after being threatened as he works with a ruthless group in the government that killed many opposition politicians using Al-Shabaab as a tool to assassinate.

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