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Ethiopia: Police shot Somali region member of parliament in Jijiga 

Why a member of Ethiopian Federal Police posted at Jijiga, seat of Somali regional state, airport killed a politician, Juwaria Mohammed, begs for answer

Juwaria Mohammed _ Somalia region
Juwaria Mohammed

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A member of the Federal Police on Tuesday reportedly killed Juwaria Mohammed, a member of the Somali regional state parliament. 

Juwaria was also a member of the central committee of Ethiopia’s ruling party – the Prosperity Party.

Four other individuals were wounded but the regional state did not specify if their conditions are life-threatening. 

It is unclear if the killing is politically motivated but  Ethiopian Federal Police said the suspect is arrested and an investigation into the killing is underway. 

What is known at this point is that the incident took place on Tuesday at Jijiga Airport.  

Before her political career with the ruling party, Juwaria worked at Jijiga University. 

Those who know her say it is a great loss for the region and for Ethiopia too. 

Muktarovich Ousmanova, a prominent Ethiopian activist from the Somali region of Ethiopia, wrote ” She toiled since childhood to capacitate herself for public service. What she taught about did not happen. She became a victim of crime. The killing is a great loss to people in the region and our country. It is sad.” 

The name of the suspect is not released at this point in time. 

The Somali regional state said it will disclose the result of the police investigation to the public when it is completed. 

Mustafa Mohammed, president of the regional state, has reacted to the killing of Juwaria. “It is hard to accept that Juwaria has departed from us. I am very sad.” 

He also said that the regional government set up a committee to investigate the cause of the killing and that it will be made public when the time comes. 

Furthermore, he said that people in the region are demanding justice. We will work to ensure that proper retributive measures are taken. 

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5 COMMENTS

  1. Scary incident and reckless security breach.. I just passed last week this airport to Addis before catching foreign bound flight. Can’t be tolerated such blatant violation and terror acts in an important public place like airports. If the reading and hearing the sentiments of the people in Jijiga is anything to go by, they are outraged. to say the least So far. reports about motives ,identity of attacker or as what has transpired him to go in rampagie are sketchy and remain mistry. Thus far , even some sentiments of the local population have taken an ethnic undertones and simmering intra-ethnic tensions. It should be taken swift action and conducted through investigation to forestall dangerous future Iincidents like this one in anywhere.

  2. Such senseless violence just breaks my heart. Such gun violence by someone entrusted by the people of the country is very difficult to avoid in a country where such incidences are very rare. But the experience of other countries should have been heeded. Indira Gandhi murder and the incidence in 2018 at a rally at Addis/Finfine where PM Abiy himself narrowly escaped an assassination by a member of the police force should have been a lesson. This assassin must have been one of those misogynist bullies who did not like the legislator had talked to him in a way he considered ‘unladylike’. He just could not stomach it. We have misogynists like him in their millions among us. In a country where a typical conversation between husbands goes like ‘You haven’t beaten your wife yet?’ and the response goes like ‘No I have not yet’. ‘I can’t believe that. You have not beaten your wife at all? What? Did she marry you instead of you married her? What is wrong with you? A wife must be beaten once in a while to make sure she will never go out of line’. This is the custom with many of us men in treating our women over there. I remember from my childhood days where we used to be shaken up by screaming wives because they were being beaten by their bully husbands. I used to be horrified by the screeching sound for help. Luckily we did not have that problem at our house but my father, uncle and their Christian friends used to work as a team to bring such brutal beating to a stop by threatening the beating husband with summoning police. Let him have his days in court and give him what he deserves. He either should never see life out of prison or get a one way ticket to hell. But the killing was not political even though this Ziad Barre’s prodigy among us thinks otherwise.

    My family’s thoughts and prayers are with the families of the victim. May She Rest In Eternal Peace!!!

  3. Hello every one out there! I am the prodigy of the eternal, the incomparable and the indomitable Ziad Barre. I am af-mishar just like him. I am the tallest man in the history of mankind. I am so tall I can put one of my feet is anchored in the center of The Somali Republic and the other foot rested in place at the center of Jijiga(Jigjige). I was originally from Jijiga(Jigjige). No I did not say I was born in Jijiga but what I said was I was originally from Jijiga. I was the one who founded that city in its modern form because I was an assistant to the mayor there in the 1970’s. I was the one who came up with the city’s layout using just rulers and planes. You can see every city street cutting at the right angle with every adjoining street. When I came here 5 decades ago my first job was hustling at a gas station selling petroleum and essentials. I did not know I was so famous that my name had reached the ears of every American official imaginable.

    So one day this very tall man accompanied by security people came to the service station I was hustling and asked my boss if he could talk to me. My boss came to me very excited and somehow nervous and told me some big official wanted to see me outside the store. That official told me many of his colleagues in the congress have heard about my reputation as an peerless expert in the affairs of the Horn Africa and he had to quit what he was doing at the Congress in DC and rushed back to the city so he could meet me first before anyone did. He gave me a letter of recommendation to one of the local famous university.
    Hey Ittu! What was the name of that congressman/senator?
    I forgot his name but he was one of the senators.
    Hey Ittu! There are only two senators from each state and if you tell the year you came here and met the official I can check the database to find out who he was.
    Don’t worry about that. You must be one of those neftegnas or Oromummaas
    Such a high level official is impossible to forget. That is all I’m saying.
    You should never question my statements because my father’s boss Mussolini was the one who liberated and gave you an independence republic of Oromia in 1936.
    If that was so, why then Oromos like Garasu Ddukhi, Jagama Kello, Bekele Wayaa and tens of thousands bitterly fought those fascist soldiers?
    First of all Mussolini’s soldiers were not fascists. There liberators Oromos. Just imagine if Oromia had stayed a republic after the liberators left and where it could be these days.
    So Ittu, you have entitled yourself an expert and an analyst in the affairs of the Horn of Africa. What qualifies you to be so?
    First of all I did not entitle myself. BBC, AP, AFP, VOA, DW and Al-Jazeera gave me that well deserved promotion.
    So you know everything about Ethiopia, Somalia, Djibouti and lately Eritrea more than anyone else?
    Exactly. No one knows like I do. Like I told you already I have one of feet in the Republic of Somalia and the other one in the center of Ethiopia.
    Hey Ittu! Your forgetting the name of that US senator does not sound…
    Does not sound what?
    Does not sound possible.
    Whatever you neftegna or Oromummaa!!!

  4. Proofed Edition.

    Hello every one out there! I am the prodigy of the eternal, the incomparable and the indomitable Ziad Barre. I am af-mishar just like him. I am the tallest man in the history of mankind. I am so tall I can put one of my feet anchored in the center of The Somali Republic and the other foot rested in a place at the center of Jijiga(Jigjige). I was originally from Jijiga(Jigjige). No I did not say I was born in Jijiga but what I said was I was originally from Jijiga. I was the one who founded that city in its modern form because I was an assistant to the mayor there in the 1970’s. I was the one who came up with the city’s layout using just rulers and planes. You can see every city street cutting at the right angle with every adjoining street. When I came here 5 decades ago my first job was hustling at a gas station selling petroleum and essentials. I did not know I was so famous that my name had reached the ears of every American official imaginable.

    So one day this very tall man accompanied by security people came to the service station I was hustling and asked my boss if he could talk to me. My boss came to me very excited and somehow nervous and told me some big official wanted to see me outside the store. That official told me that many of his colleagues in the congress have heard about my reputation as a peerless expert in the affairs of the Horn Africa and he had to quit what he was doing at the Congress in DC and rushed back to the city so he could meet me first before anyone did. He gave me a letter of recommendation to one of the local famous universities.
    Hey Ittu! What was the name of that congressman/senator?
    I forgot his name but he was one of the senators.
    Hey Ittu! There are only two senators from each state and if you tell me the year you came here and met the official I can check the database to find out who he was.
    Don’t worry about that. You must be one of those neftegnas or Oromummaas
    Such a high level official is impossible to forget. That is all I’m saying.
    You should never question my statements because my father’s boss Mussolini was the one who liberated and gave you an independent republic of Oromia in 1936.
    If that was so, why then Oromos like Garasu Ddukhi, Jagama Kello, Bekele Wayaa and tens of thousands Oromos bitterly fought those fascist soldiers?
    First of all Mussolini’s soldiers were not fascists. The are liberators of Oromos. Just imagine if Oromia had stayed a republic after the liberators left and where it could be these days.
    So Ittu, you have entitled yourself an expert and an analyst in the affairs of the Horn of Africa. What qualifies you to be so?
    First of all I did not entitle myself. BBC, AP, AFP, VOA, DW and Al-Jazeera gave me that well deserved promotion.
    So you know everything about Ethiopia, Somalia, Djibouti and lately Eritrea more than anyone else?
    Exactly. No one knows like I do. Like I told you already I have one of my feet in the Republic of Somalia and the other one in the center of Ethiopia.
    Hey Ittu! Your forgetting the name of that US senator does not sound…
    Does not sound what?
    Does not sound possible.
    Whatever you neftegna or Oromummaa!!!

  5. Hi there! This is af-mishar again. Do you know what af-mishar means?
    Yes I do know. It means smart aleck.
    No it does not, you neftegna or oromumma! It means some one who is always right with his words.
    Ok go ahead. What is it now ‘af0mishar?
    Well, you must have heard it by now already. Yesterday was the 100th anniversary the taking over of the governance of Italy by Mussolini in 1922. So you know Mussolini was the liberator my people and yours too, the Oromos in 1936 when he gave you a republic. Above all he was the boss of my idol Af-Woyne Ziad Barre.
    Af-Woyne means big mouthed. Isn’t it?
    No it is not, you neftegna or oromimmaa! It means ‘always a man of truth’.
    I celebrated that anniversary by climbing Mt. Baldy in just 2 minutes and finished running a mile in 1 minute and 40 seconds.
    That’s impossible.
    What’s impossible?
    1 mile in less than 2 minutes? Impossible!
    That’s because you are a neftegna or oromimmaa. You will never believe people like me. You should be joining me in my 100 year celebration of my late leader’s success. I still remember when my idol Af-Woyne Ziad Barre serenading me during my childhood with this:
    Faccetta nera, bell’abissina
    Aspetta e spera che già l’ora si avvicina!
    quando saremo insieme a te
    noi ti daremo un’altra legge e un altro Re

    Okay, okay! Stop that disgusting mumbo jumbo.
    See you then!!!

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