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Somalia Executes Al-Shabab’s Teacher Assassin

Written by Godwin Duru

A teacher and two other men have been executed by a firing squad in Somalia after being convicted of carrying out assassinations on behalf of militant Islamist group al-Shabab.

Their deaths were ordered by a military court in the capital Mogadishu.

The teacher, Mohamed Haji Ahmed also an al-Shabab assassin – known as Ilkacase, or Red Teeth was a popular English teacher at a college in Mogadishu and was responsible for the killing of several senior government officials.

He was described as a “merciless killer” – and was accused of being the head of a local assassination squad run by al-Shabab in Mogadishu and the Benaadir region.

Along with two other men, he was executed by firing squad on Sunday morning.

Among those killed by the twenty seven year old hitman included Gen Abdullahi Mohamed Sheikh in 2017 and Deputy Attorney General Mohamed Abdirahman Mohamud in 2019 among tother victims.