“We have captured a militia from Mogadishu, Somalia, on a mission to establish a terrorist cell in Somaliland”
Security apparatus ordered to arrest anyone who tries to hold a demonstration outside the designated areas
THT- The minister of internal security Hon. Mohamed Kaahin Ahmed has announced that Somaliland Police have arrested a rag-tag militia from Mogadishu, Somalia. He revealed that the group was sent to Somaliland to create a terrorist cell and wreak havoc on the country’s security.
Minister Mohamed Kaahin informed the public that the terrorists will be paraded for citizens to see with their own eyes.
The minister gave a stern order to security personnel to arrest anyone who tries to hold demonstrations outside the designated locations set by the government.
He revealed this during a press conference he held on Wednesday.
“As I’m talking to you (the press) Somaliland Police Services has captured a militia from Mogadishu, Somalia. We shall in due process reveal their names, the numbers of terrorists captured, and their local cahoots. The militia was sent to Somaliland to create a terrorist cell and wreak havoc on the peace and harmony of the country. We have our evidence and exhibits. We shall parade to the nation at a public place for all Somaliland people to see the enemies of the country”, said the minister.
He ordered security personnel to arrest anyone who tries to go against the ministry of internal security directives pertaining to the locations of the demonstration.
All Somaliland armed forces police, army prisons, immigration, and fire brigade have been put on red alert on the security arrangements of the opposition demonstration.
He said, “I call on all security services apparatus to be vigilant on anyone who tries to disrupt the peace and security of the country.”
He went on to warn the opposition “Any leader who tries to incite or create an atmosphere of insecurity will be dealt with according to the laws of Somaliland. We cannot gamble with the security of our people; it is our most important endeavour.”
This was a day before chaotic demos resulted to half a dozen deaths in the city and elsewhere in the country. See updates elsewhere in this issue.