Diriye was flown to Mogadishu last week where he has been receiving treatment until his demise, the Agriculture Ministry announced on Monday.
According to the report, the plane was carrying humanitarian aid to Qansahdheere but came under fire from unknown gunmen before landing.
Heavy Gunfire was exchanged when the armed pirates attacked a British-flagged oil tanker near the Yemen coast.
He got promoted to a regional level representing his home Hiiraan region in the 1979 regional football tournament.
Rep. Ilhan Omar (D-MN) released the following statement after Somalia labeled Voice of America journalist Harun Maruf a “threat” to security.
The UN chief also lauds efforts from multinational teams which have traditionally helped to push for the peacekeeping process in Somalia.