Ethiopian troops accused of killing and burning an elderly man in Galgadud
Mogadishu (Harar24) – More details have begun to emerge of the murder of Nur Hayle Dhi’isow aged 85, who was killed and burned in his farm house allegedly by Ethiopian forces near the small village of Da’ in the Galgadud region last week.
In an interview conducted by the Mogadishu based radio station Sky FM, Bare Hayle Dhi’isow, Nur’s brother, divulged the details regarding his brother’s murder and accused the Ethiopian forces of killing him cold bloodedly while tending to his farm, as he spoke to the radio station.
“My brother Nur Hayle Dhi’isow was 85-years old and was killed by the Ethiopian troops in the village of Dabqurun situated between Da’ and Wabho. My brother he used to tend his farm which produced beans. Once the Ethiopians arrived most people if not all fled the village, except for my brother, who remained behind due to his old age and incapability of travelling” said Bare Dhi’isow who spoke to the radio station from the very village his brother was killed. Bare Dhi’isow further added that he was nearby the farm when the Ethiopians came, however he and some other relatives fled to the outskirts. After a while they heard gunshots, after the Ethiopians had left they returned to find their brother killed, with “his body disfigured” and “the farmhouse completely burnt”.
When asked by the radio station whether his brother had any connections to Al-Shabaab in any way or form, Bare vehemently denied the accusations and said his brother “was an 85-year old farmer with no interest in politics whatsoever”.
Many are accusing the Ethiopian forces who are fighting under the AMISOM of violating human rights and committing atrocities, such as burning houses and properties and killing civilians as reported by residents of places such as Wajid, Hudur and other small villages.