3 December 2012

Somalia: Police in Benadir Region Secure Mogadishu Roads

Mogadishu — A police officer in Mogadishu says they have secured all roadblocks in the capital complying with the recent order from President Hassan Sheikh Mohamud.

While giving an interview to Shabelle Media, Ali Mohamed Elmi, the deputy police boss of Benadir province announced that police embarked on major security operations to rid the Mogadishu roads off illegal road blocks which unlawful charges used to be collected from public service vehicles working in major Mogadishu roads.

The comments followed after Somali president has met at the state house in the capital with army generals and district commissioners and discussed ways to eliminate the illegal road blocks.

However, Mohamud Ahmed Nur Tarsan, the governor of Benadir region opposed an order issued by Somali president that orders to stop the all taxes collected from the state.

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