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Former Somali President’s address Mogadishu Unrest

Mogadishu (SD) – Two Former Somali President Hassan Sheikh Mohamud and Sheikh Shariif have issued a statements addressing the Mogadishu resident’s uprising against the police killing of two people who violated the city’s curfew.

In a statement posted on the former president’s Twitter page, Hassan Sheikh said that what happened today in Mogadishu is heartbreaking and cannot be watched.

Former Somali president and now chairman of National Party Forum Sheikh Sharif Sheikh Ahmed also spoke about the killing of the two civilians by the Somali police officer last night and the violence that ensued.

“We condemn the unlawful killing of civilians by the police in Mogadishu, and call for the perpetrators and those who ordered them to be brought to justice and to be held accountable,” said Sharif Sheikh Ahmed.

He also sent his condolences to the families and relatives of the two killed civilians “We extend our condolences to the families and relatives of those who were illegally killed and we have the patience and faith that God grants his mercy to those who have been killed .”

Former President Sheikh Sharif reiterated his earlier call to delay the curfew imposed on Mogadishu from 9:00 PM to 10:00 PM, while it is now 8:00 pm.

The two former president’s statement comes amid growing protests in Mogadishu and public outcry against what they view as President Farmajo’s imposed curfew.

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