Somalia: Four displaced people killed in Mogadishu

MOGADISHU — Four internally displaced people have been killed by a government soldier at food distribution center in Mogadishu.

Kahio Hussein, an IDP woman told Messenger Africa that Monday’s incident happened in the city’s Kahda district as a government soldier opened fire on displaced people over a disagreement.

“I was lined up and waiting for food at the distribution center when a soldier argued with displaced people and started shooting them, at least 4 of them were killed,”  Hussein said.

Police officer Osman Geelle Mohamud said that tens of police soldiers had been dispatched and launched an operation to arrest the soldier who was behind the shooting.

“I can’t tell you why he shot and killed these poor people but he will be arrested and put on trial soon,” Mohamud told the Messenger Africa by phone.

The incident comes after a gunman killed on Sunday at least three internally displaced people at a food distribution center in central Somalia’s Abudwak town.