Kismayo (PP News Desk) — An unidentified gunman yesterday murdered Abdullahi Sheikh Abdisalam, the Director of Amal Bank branch in Kismayo.
Abdisalam was at Alanley neighbourhood of the coastal city when a Kalashnikov-wielding man shot the banker dead and fled the scene. Jubaland State security forces have launched an investigation into the murder case.
Last month a suicide bomber killed Shafi Raabi Kahin, who was a leading businessman and the Chairman of Jubaland Chamber of Commerce. One year ago Haji Saeed Abdi, a businessman, was brutally murdered in Kismayo. No one has so far been put on trial for those murders.
Locals fear that Al-shabaab is exploiting complacency of security forces in key parts of the city. The magnitude of September suicide bombing showed extensive planning and collusion to target influential businessmen in Kismayo.
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