Comoros : vice-president Moustoidrane Abdou survives assassination attempt

Moustoidrane Abdou, Comoros vice-president. ©Photo : RR

Casablanca, (ADV) – Comoros vice-president Moustoidrane Abdou escaped an assassination attempt after his vehicule was fired, one week before a controversial referendum regarding a constitutional reform.

The vice-president was on his way to Sima, his home village located in the west of Anjouan island, when the attack occured. Assailants on a motorcycle opened fire on his vehicule before escaping. Their idendities are yet unknown. The assassination attempt took place on Sunday, only a few days before a long-awaited controversial referendum on a constitutional reform.

“His car was seriously damaged but the vice president is unhurt, there are no victims,” a security source declared.

Moustoidrane Abdou is the vice-president of the Comoros for Agriculture, Fishing, Environment, Spatial Planning and Urbanism. He holds the portfolios of production and energy in the government for current President Azali Assoumani, elected in 2016 .

The controversial referendum aims to adopt a new constitutial reform that would enable current President Assoumani to run for a presidential re-election, and therefore retain power beyond 2021.

Bur-csa – Oumaima Derfoufi – ADV with agencies