Top Citizen TV Swahili news anchor Jamilla Mohammed recently recalled surviving a bombing incident in Mogadishu, Somalia.
Speaking during a recent interview, the celebrated media personality described the incident as the most terrifying in her life.
The incident happened in 2012.
Jamila said she had accompanied the then Foreign Minister Sam Ongeri for a meeting with Somalia’s President at the time, Hassan Sheikh Mohamud.
However, as she was covering the press conference between Ongeri and Muhamud, terrorists attempted to carry out an assassination on Muhamud.
A suicide bomber reportedly attacked the hotel with the bomb explosion followed by a shootout between the terrorists and Amison soldiers.
“I have an array of memorable experiences and exposures at NMG, including covering elections, referendums, riots and demonstrations, terrorist attacks, and tribal clashes in Africa,” said Jamila.
She opened up on the Mogadishu incident saying;
“At one time, I was at a hotel in Mogadishu when a bomb explosion occurred at the hotel. It was one of the most terrifying experiences of my life.”
Jamila detailed that once the bomb went off, shw saw pieces of meat flying all over, with gunmen shooting as they walk towards the hotel.
“After the blast, I saw pieces of meat flying all over the place. Then I saw a second guy shooting as he stormed toward the hotel,” she explained.
Militia group Al Shabaab later claimed responsibility of the attack.
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