The Fallen Hero: Ibrahim Maygag Samatar
Somalilanders were generally devastated to hear the tragic news of the sudden death of the great father and veteran Professor Ibrahim Maygag Samatar.
The news of his
death came just few days of his
last speech to Somalilanders
was a role model, a hero one of the few elites who are strong to their believes and idiology.
was such a man who never forseek his
mission eventhough circumstances are unfavorable.
Although I didn't knew him personally, yet his
death affected me deeply.
I know his
personality, but never met him face to face.
History really records events and judges people, for that sake modern History of Somaliland
shall never forget such a man who sacrificed most of his
time and energy for the betternment of his
country and the well being of his
What attracted me, and has also attracted everyone else was his
strong, ethical speeches.
Days before his
sudden death, he
gave a recorded interview to the local media and to VOA.
was asked about Somaliland's future and recognition.
answer was very simple and straight forward; We can survive as Taiwan does, let he
who want to fight and disrupt do whatever he
can, we built peace, we have done something, and we shall never go back.