The security lawlessness expanded in the Yemeni city of Ibb (192 km south of Sana’a), and with it the phenomenon of spreading land and property to the countryside, where a leader of the Houthi militia killed a young man in cold blood in front of his two sisters near the school where they were studying, which sparked a wave of widespread anger in the city. whose security file is managed by the former bodyguard of the coup leader, Abdul-Malik al-Houthi.
Residents of the city told Asharq Al-Awsat that armed elements affiliated with a Houthi leader named Sakhr Hamza, who works as a security official in one of the city’s directorates, stormed the Al-Saeed Educational Complex with the aim of arresting the young man, Muhammad Mohsen Al-Awadi, from the village of Al-Wasta in the Maitam area located on the outskirts of the city. to visit his two sisters.
The story circulated by the residents states that Al-Awadi entered the educational complex and left his personal weapon with his escort at the gate. However, the Houthi leader who occupies the position of Director of Security of the Al-Mashnah Directorate stormed the compound accompanied by a group of armed men, when the young man was talking to his two sisters, and they immediately pointed their weapons at him. In the school yard, what sparked terror among the students and teachers, but Al-Awadi refused to surrender and managed to escape, so the Houthi gunmen who were watching him followed him under the pretext that he was wanted by security forces, chased him outside the building and shot him heavily.
The sources stated that the intensity of the fire that the Houthi leader and his companions were firing at the persecuted young man knocked him to the ground near the cultural center building, in the sight of his two sisters, while the putschists claimed that he was killed by a bomb he had in his possession and that it exploded when he was shot, but they did not issue any official comment on the matter. The incident, while the residents accuse them of liquidating the young man and claiming that he killed himself.
According to what residents of the city said, the coup security services confiscated the contents of the surveillance cameras in all the shops near the site of the accident, which extend from the gate of the Al-Saeed Educational Complex to the Cultural Center, at a time when the residents denounced what the Houthi leader and his entourage did, who wanted to arrest On the person in the middle of the compound full of requests and teachers, and they considered this an affirmation of the extent of their disregard for people’s lives and the absurdity that is practiced in the city.
Ramez, a resident, says, “It is very painful that the young man was surrounded and killed in front of his two sisters.” And he adds, “If he was wanted, why wasn’t he stopped at any of the checkpoints scattered in every street?”
Another resident, Amin, who is accompanying the Houthi leader, Sakhr Hamza, is accused of being wanted for justice, and that compulsory arrest warrants have already been issued against them, yet they are still at large, as they pursued the young man inside a school for girls, and it is likely that the matter is related to a personal dispute between the Houthi leader and the victim, and confirmed That “if the young man, Al-Awadi, was wanted, he would not have entered the governorate center (the city of Ibb), knowing that he would be arrested.”--
As for Nabil, a resident, he says that the scene was tragic, as the two students were begging – and in vain – the Houthi gunmen, while they were shooting at their brother, who came to visit them and check on them.-
The incident came days after unknown persons placed a bomb under the car of a resident of Musab bin Omair neighborhood in the city, which was parked in front of the house, where it was completely burned, and some neighboring houses were damaged, while the coup authority remained silent and did not take any measures to prosecute the perpetrators.
In a separate context, the Houthi putschists ordered schools and centers for memorizing the Holy Qur’an in the province to obtain new work licenses, with the aim of controlling these schools and centers that are still operating away from the sectarian tendencies of the putschists, according to what workers in those schools and centers have reported.
According to the sources, the putschists granted these schools and centers one month to fulfill the conditions required for work set by the branch of the Guidance Office of the putschists, while those conditions were described as impossible, including the teaching of Lieutenant Hussein al-Houthi, the founder of the militias, and other sectarian ideas that contradict the beliefs of the Sunni province. .
During the past years, the Houthi putschists closed dozens of memorization schools and Quran teaching circles in the various directorates of the province (Ibb) and replaced dozens of mosque preachers and imams.
Ibb governorate leads the areas controlled by the Houthi coupists in terms of crimes committed, security chaos, and the expansion of lands that went beyond the capital of the province to its countryside, as many residents believe that these actions are supervised by the Houthi security director called Abu Ali Al-Kahlani, who is the former bodyguard of the leader of the putschists, with the aim of preventing any uprising Popularity expected against their authority, by virtue of the location of the province on the lines of contact with the government forces in the province of Dali.