Somaliland: Berbera Police Chief gunned down

Sahil Police Chief Brigadier Abdirisak Yusuf Asayr gunned down by unknown assailants on Tuesday nearby at El Gardi.

The assassination comes after the police chief informed Berbera port manager that the assailants who vandalized vehicles and other properties at El Gardi were apprehended and were in police custody.

Reports coming from Sahil region confirm that the police chief was ambushed and was shot to death by unknown assailants.

Tension remains high in Berbera, Saahil’s provincial capital but details are sketchy over who is responsible when it comes to carrying out the killing.

Some reports point an accusatory finger on Berbera manager and the mayor of being fueling clan hostilities in the Sahil region although we cannot confirm that.