Somalia: Young girl stabbed to death in Galkaio town

May 28, 2019 (Hornnews24) – A young girl has been stabbed to death on Tuesday on her way home from a Mosque in Galkaio town of Mudug region in Somalia.

The victim, who was identified as Nimo Omar Shireh was walking in a street when she was suddenly stopped and attacked by several men who stabbed her to death.

The motive behind the killing is still unclear and no arrests were made in connection of the heinous murder as the culprits are still at large.

It was a month ago, when 7 men kidnapped, raped and murdered a 12-year old girl in the same town. Galkaio is town which is historically divided as it straddles the common border of Puntland and Galmudug regional states.

Galkayo (population 137,000) is divided between two federal states, the Galmudug regional State which was established in 2015 and Puntland regional state which was formed in 1998.

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