Killing the security commander of Shibam, in the eastern governorate of Hadhramout, is a "terrorist act that won't pass without punishment," the Yemeni President Abd Rabbu Mansour Hadi said Thursday.
Hadi instructed Hadhramout executive and security authorities to cooperate with their fellows in Valley and Desert districts, and act in team spirit to enhance security and stability across the governorate.
The President's instructions came hours after Yafea tribes in Hadhramout set a 4-day time limit for local security and military authorities to identify the assassins of their fellow tribesmen.
On Tuesday, Shibam security commander, Saleh Ali Jabir, and four bodyguards were killed in an explosive device blast.
On phone call, President Hadi assured Sheikh Abdullah Bin Ali Jabir that "subversive and terrorism elements must be annihilated, along with supporters," according to the Riyadh-based Saba.
On 24 March, Shibam security commander filed a complaint to local authorities against officers affiliated to the sixth military region, said media reports.
He accused the officers of threatening to kill him, after he had sought to close a qat market in the district, the reports added.