10 April 2013

Somalia: The Lower Shabelle Administration Cries Foul Over Road Blocks Along Mogadishu

The assistant the regional finance officer of the lower Juba who contacted Shabelle media informed us that men who wear government troop's uniform have put several road blocks along the main highway connecting Mogadishu and Afgoye road. Mr. Abdi Fatah Abdule Yusuf who is holding the above position said that men collect money from motorist and business men using the highway were increasingly growing.

He added that the road blocks are not far from each other and the continued menace has continued over past month and the government has done nothing about it. This has created fear among the people who use this road frequently.

Mr. Abdi Fatah said that the road which connects almost ten other roads within the region is also hosting an AMISOM base at the region and added that the administration of the region and the federal government troops has failed to remove the road blocks and arrest the thugs operating along the highway.

Mr. Abdifatah finally added that the militia men have gone far and are conducting ugly acts in towns situated in that region. He informed us that areas controlled by government troops were taxed and food that was brought to relief the IDPs was looted recently. He calls for the government to intervene as quickly as possible.

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