Farmajo Condoles Over Death Of former Puntland State Vice President
Somalia’s incumbent President Mohamed Abdullahi Farmaajo has condoled with the people of Puntland State following the death of former Puntland Vice President Abdisamad Shire. ''The President of the federal republic of Somalia Mohamed Abdullahi Farmaajo sends deepest condolences to the family, relatives of the Puntland State of Somalia and the Somali people at large on the passing of Abdisamad Ali Shire,'' government-run news agency said. Former Puntland state of Somalia vice president Abdisamad Shire passed away on Thursday, May 20, at Recep Tayyip Erdoğan hospital in Mogadishu. Shire was airlifted to Mogadishu from Hargeisa for treatment according to the relatives. Shire was born in Taleh, situated in the Sool region of Puntland and served as Puntland Vice President between 8 January 2009 – 8 January 2014. He was one of the founders of the Puntland State of Somalia.