A police official in Puntland says security forces in the state’s commercial hub of Bosaso town have arrested the killer of former Bari deputy governor on Tuesday, August 8.

Speaking to reporters in Bosaso, Bari police commissioner Col Abdihakim Hussein Yusuf confirmed the capture of killer whom he said is now in the hands of the security forces.

Yusuf has declined to provide further details about the suspect who was transferred to the Central Police Station in Bosaso, and will soon appear before the court after the inquiry..

On Monday, the former Bari deputy governor Khalar Ismail Abdulle aka (Buncun) was shot dead in Bosaso port town by unidentified gunmen, who escaped the scene shortly.

There was no claim of responsibility for the murder of the long-time deputy governor.