Addis Abeba, March 04/2020 – Abdirahman Muhumad Omer , the Medical Director of Dhegahbur Hospital, located in Dhegahbur zone of Somali regional state, in eastern Ethiopia, was stabbed multiple times by a knife-wielding man on Monday March 02, Somali region vice president Mustafa Omer confirmed to Addis Standard. Abdirahman Muhumad Omer is also Mustafa Omer’s younger brother.
Mustafa said the motive behind the attack was not known yet. Abdirahman, who suffered multiple injuries mostly in his abdomen, was transferred by a helicopter to Addis Abeba for further medical treatment and is said to be in a relatively stable condition.
Addis Standard has learnt that the attack occurred when the victim was leaving a local hair salon on Monday evening after work hours.
The assailant is apprehended and is in police custody and the crime is being investigated by the regional state. AS
Editor’s note: This news is updated to include latest update that the assailant is apprehended and is in police custody.