Somalia’s former President Hassan Sheikh Mohamud said Sunday that government forces attacked his residence in the north of the capital, Mogadishu.
“It is very unfortunate that an army under the command of [current President Mohamed Abdullahi Farmajo] attacked my residence. I have already warned and reiterated the dangers of politicizing security. Farmajo is responsible for the consequences,” Mohamud said in a brief statement posted on Twitter.
Speaking on state TV, Somali Internal Security Minister Hassan Hundubey said the former president’s claim is “baseless.”
“Hassan Sheikh Mohamud since 2017 has been guarded by Somali presidential security guards because he was a head of the state, so attacking him is not possible,” Hundubey said.
Parts of Mogadishu witnessed violence Sunday as several gunfights between security forces and opposition forces were reported.