26 November 2012

Somalia: President Urges District Commissioners,Army Officers to Uphold the Law

Mogadishu — Hassan Sheikh Mohamud, the president of Somalia's Federal republic government on Sunday nigh met with security officials and district commissioners in Mogadishu for security purpose, sources at the palace said.

During the meeting which held at Villa Somalia, the state house, the President told again the armed forces that their responsibility was to maintain rule and protect citizens in the country.

Somalia's National Security Agency chief, Police Force chief, Gen Sharif Sheekhuna Maye, General Abdikarim Yusuf Adam ...Nickname, Dhaga-badan ("Many ears"), Somali army chief who attended the Sunday meeting promised to tackle the security and remove all illegal checkpoints in Mogadishu.

At the end of the security meeting in Mogadishu overnight, Mr.Mohamud stated that any soldier is found guilty of killing another innocent person will be sentenced to death, according to the Islamic Sharia Law.

The move comes as the Incidents of government soldiers causing harm to civilians have grown since the expansion of Somalia's armed forces along with African Union (AU) forces to the far rebel-held towns in south and central of the strife-torn country.

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