MOGADISHU (HOL) – At least five people have been killed and scores others injured in a mass shooting incident in Mogadishu’s Warta-Nabada district.
Warta Nabada District is a district in the southeastern Banaadir region of Somalia. It is one of the larger neighborhoods of the capital Mogadishu. The presidential compound Villa Somalia, the Federal Parliament building and Mogadishu Stadium masjidga (cablle iyo cawarere )(15 may school )are all located within the district. Warta Nabada District was previously known as the Wardhigley District until a name change in April 2012.
Sources in the area have told HOL the shooter entered a house belonging to a man ‘treating’ people alleged to be demon possessed and opened fire indiscriminately.
The house traditionally called Mingis in Somali is frequented by people possessed by demons to seek help.
The motive of the shooting remains unclear.