Who is Abdirahman Abdi Osman
Abdirahman Abdi Osman Bio: He was a Somali politician, who was the current Governor of Banaadir and Mayor Of Mogadishu has died of Injuries From Suicide Bombing that happened on 24th July 2019.
He is also the former Minister of Commerce and Industry of Somalia, having been appointed to the position on 12 January 2015 by the former Prime Minister Omar Abdirashid Ali Sharmarke.
Abdirahman Abdi Osman was born in Somalia, Raas Cabaad.
Minister of Commerce and Industry
Abdirahman Abdi Osman served for 2 weeks starting from 12 January 2015 to 27 January 2015.
However, Prime Minister Sharmarke dissolved his newly nominated cabinet due to vehement opposition by legislators, who rejected the reappointment of certain former ministers.
Sharmarke appointed a new, smaller 20 minister cabinet of which Abdirahman Abdi Osman was replaced by Hassan Ahmed Money.
Sharmarke finalized his cabinet, consisting of 26 ministers, 14 state ministers, and 26 deputy ministers of which Abdirahman Abdi Osman was reinstated to his earlier post.
He has now been succeeded by Khadra Ahmed Dualle.
Abdirahman Omar Osman Bomb Attack(Al-Shabab)
The female bomber blew herself up inside the office of Mayor Abdirahman Omar Osman during a security meeting. It was not clear how the bomber managed to enter the mayor’s office, as visitors are required to pass through at least four metal detectors.
The attack was aiming for James Swan, the new American United Nations special representative for Somalia, who had left the office after meeting the mayor on 24 July.
Militant Islamist group al-Shabab claimed responsibility for the attack.
Al-Shabab seeks to overthrow Somalia’s central government and has been carrying out regular attacks in Mogadishu, despite the heavy presence of African Union peacekeepers and US-trained Somali troops.
The group is affiliated with al-Qaeda and remains a powerful presence in rural Somalia.
Abdirahman Omar Osman Death
On 24 July 2019, a suicide bomber blew herself up inside Osman’s office, killing seven government officials.
Osman and James Swan, the new UN special envoy to Somalia, were the main target of the bomber, but Swan met the mayor earlier, leaving before the blast occurred.
Osman succumbed to his injuries a week later on 1 August 2019.
Somalia PM fired ministers of commerce & industry Abdirahman Abdi Osman & Minister of Water Mohamed Hasan Aden (Shahiyow)
— Abdirashid Hashi (@AnalystSomalia) November 23, 2015