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Mohamed Ibrahim Liqliqato (1921, Kismayo, Italian Somaliland – 1998) was a Somali military and political leader.
Upon completing Quranic school, Liqliqato joined the British Military (Gendermaa) and served from 1939 until 1945. In 1950, after Italian Somaliland had become an Italian-administered United Nations Trust Territory, Liqliqato became a police commander in Mogadishu as part of the Amministrazione Fiduciaria Italo Somala or A.F.I.S. In 1952 Liqliqato traveled to Italy for police training, and returned in 1954, having earned one star. In 1960 Liqliqato became a colonel in the Somali Police.
In 1964 Liqliqato joined the Somali Army, and in that same year became a major general and the Commissioner of the army. In 1969, the military took over the government and Liqliqato became the Somali Ambassador to the Soviet Union. In 1971 he became the Somali Ambassador to West Germany. From 1974 until the 1980s, Liqliqato served as Minister of Agriculture and Minister of commerce. In 1983 Liqliqato was elected President of the National Assembly, and he served in this position until 1991.
Liiqliqato authored books on Somali subjects, such as Somali People, Somali Tribes, Clans and Somali Culture.
Liqliiqato died in 1998 following a heart attack while he was at home. He was buried in Kah Sheikhaal, a district of Mogadishu near Dharkenley.