A prominent Sheik, from Amran province, was killed today morning by one of Houthi supervisors in Yemen’s rebel-held capital, Sana’a.
Sheik Ahmed Salem Alsakani — a member in the local council of Rida Directorate — was killed by Abu Nagi Almaribi who is a security supervisor in the Houthi militia, a person acquainted with Sheik Ahmed said on condition of anonymity.
“He went to Saraf area, located East Sanaa, to mediate in settling a dispute over a piece of land when Abu Nagi came, took his personal gun and shot Sheik Ahmed dead,” the acquainted source said.
According to local sources, the Houthi supervisor is still free, wandering in the area and having no fear for the the crime he has committed.
Following the incident, tribal leaders condemned the crime and demanded an immediate capture of the killer, yet no acction has been taken by the Houthi militia.
Sheik Ahmed was well known for his contributions in settling differences between people and was widely respected by tribesmen in the region.