Somaliland president says killing of civil aviation official in Mogadishu will trigger new conflict

Somaliland president

MOGADISHU (Somaliguardian) – Somaliland President Muse Bihi Abdi on Sunday said that the killing of a civil aviation official Abdinasir Muse Dahable in Mogadishu last week will spark a new conflict with Somalia amid an escalating row over airspace control.

Attending a state funeral held for Dahable a day after his body was flown to Hargeisa, Bihi threatened retaliation if authorities in Mogadishu fail to explain the motive behind his murder.

“This man was a politician, did not threaten anyone but was only taught how to communicate with civilian passenger planes,” Bihi told hundreds of people who were attending the funeral.

“This is not a secret and I ask the government of Hassan Sheikh what did this man do to deserve murder and if we do not get an answer, we will recognize it as deliberate.”

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