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Abbas Abdullahi Sheikh Siraji

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Abbas in 2017

Abbas Abdullahi Sheikh Siraji (Somali: Cabaas Cabdulaahi Sheikh Siraaji) (15 August 1985 – 3 May 2017)[1] was a Somali politician. He briefly served as the Minister of Public Works and Reconstruction from 4 April 2017 until his death in 3 May 2017.[2]

Siraji was shot and killed on 3 May 2017 when soldiers opened fire as he drove his vehicle near Villa Somalia at the age of 31.[1] The circumstances of the shooting were not immediately clear. Media reports said the soldiers may have perceived Siraji's vehicle as a threat.