1 May 2013

Somalia: The Reason Behind the Closure of Roads in Mogadishu

Mogadishu (sh.M.Network) the main roads leading to the heart of the city are still closed and movement is slow. Residents can be spotted walking but still no vehicles including public transport. Government troops comprising of Military and police accompanied by AMISOM police are patrolling along the roads watching every movement.

Residents of Mogadishu still don't understand the main reason why the roads have been closed but government officials who did not want to disclose their names because of security reasons informed Shabelle radio in Mogadishu that the government was cautious and feared Alshabab may carry out terror activities in the city as they mark the anniversary of the death of their former leader Adan Hashi Eyrow who was killed by Americans on 1st May.

The officials said that security has been tightened in Mogadishu as the government fears Alshabab may revenge the death of their former leader.

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