THT- Minister of information, culture and national guidance Hon. Suleiman Yusuf Ali Koore has told the opposition that they will be held responsible for all losses incurred during the Thursday demonstrations.
He revealed that the leaders of the two opposition parties UCID and WADDANI will be foot the bills of the destruction caused by their ugly protest.
He stated that death and injuries had occurred across the country due to violent protest by the opposition.
“Many police officers have been injured by rowdy opposition supporters because they refused to follow the government directive to demonstrate in designated areas.”
The government spokesperson confirmed that the opposition violence and destruction of property will be a lesson for people in Somaliland about the importance of peace in national building and development.
He went on to say that the opposition parties will pay for the loss of lives and destruction of properties.
“Opposition parties went against orders to protest in designated areas. We had an agreement with the opposition however, they went ahead and violated the law by holding violent demonstrations. They refused to follow police orders to stay away from areas where the government had barred protest”, he said.
Minister Suleiman said, “Members of the public should know that the government of Somaliland belongs to them and do the right thing, protect it from falling into anarchy.”
The minister stated that the government is sad about what happened the loss of lives and the destruction of properties.
The minister urged members of the public to respect the security agencies.
“The police work for our security we should assist them to maintain law and order”, the minister urged the people.