19 May 2013

Somalia: Security in Kismayu Deteriorating

The city of Kismayu which is located in a strategic location has faced political scramble in the past few days. The Raskamboni militia which administrates the city has been involved in several reported criminal activities such as looting and murder against the residents of the city.

Elders from the region have called on the federal government to intervene and protect the innocent members of the public against the undisciplined militia troops.

Mr. Hirsi Boot an elder from the region has pleaded with the federal government to come to the rescue of the city as insecurity in the region increased gradually.

The elder added that the federal government should perform its responsibility and secure the region from hungry leaders who scrambled for power in the region.

It is important to note that insecurity in the region worsened in the past few days after several leaders announced their presidency in the region of which the members of the public declined to give support to the self declared presidents.

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