– Abdirahman Mohamed Abdillahi Irro, Wadani Party leader and presidential candidate in Somaliland, called the Somaliland government’s response to Tuesday’s protest in Las Anod a barbarous act.
Irro’s remarks came after police used live ammunition to disperse a rally. The protests were held in response to an increase in homicides in Las Anod.
It is unclear whether there were any fatalities or major injuries.
Abdifatah Abdullahi Abdi Hadrawi, a Wadani Party official, was shot dead by assailants on Monday evening just after coming from the mosque.
“I strongly oppose the government’s atrocities in Las Anod yesterday. It is deplorable that Sool (area) murderers have not been apprehended “Irro stated.
He urged the government to address the recurring murders of Las Anod intellectuals, urging authorities to beef up security and guarantee protection for Sool inhabitants.
Irro encouraged the public to keep control and work with law enforcement to apprehend the murder suspects.