24 June 2010

Somalia: Traditional Elders Call Local Tribes to Hand Over Their Weapons to Ahlu Sunna

Mogadishu — Somali transitional elders of Galgudud region in central Somali have called for the Somali people in the region to hand over their weapons to the Islamist clerics of Ahlu Sunna Waljama'a, officials told Shabelle radio on Thursday.

One of the Somali clans in the region had transferred their weapon to Ahlu Sunna Waljama' officials in the region yesterday as well decorated ceremony attended by more officials of the clerics had attended there and said that they would defend the region and all the villages and towns under in Galgudud region in central Somalia.

Malak Ahmed Abdi Nor, the one of the traditional elders in the region had called for all the Somali clans in the region to give their weapons to the Islamic administration of Ahlu Sunna Wlajma'a and follow the step passed by the clan whose weapons gave to the clerics yesterday.

The official also said that it was very important for all the people in the region to take part keeping and assuring the security of Galgudud region adding that that their goals were to assure the security of the region and protect any problems in the region.

Most of the tribes of Galgudud region belong more weapons which they found as the central governed of Somali failed and used to use for the civil war and clannish fighting between the people in the region.

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