25 January 2014

Somalia: Puntland Pledges Amnesty to Al Shabab Fighters in Galgala Mountains

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Al shabaab militia.

The new president of Somalia's semi-autonomous state of Puntland Dr Abdiweli Mohamed Ali Gaas has said that his administration is ready to give full amnesty to anyone from Al Shabab's fighters in Galgala Mountains of Bari region.

President Gaas has pledged the full amnesty for "merely those willing to stop violence and surrender to the government".

"We are ready te receive them and treat them with full amnesty." he added.

Speaking on Friday a inaugural ceremony in Garowe, the newly elected of the region has said that security and stability will be the number priority for his new administration as he also promised to restore the capacity of the people's livelihood as well as free education and health services to the whole the people.

On other hand President Abdiweli Gaas has called the Federal Government of Somalia to restore the relations and collaborations with the regional administration of Puntland after one of absence during former president Farole's term.

"Puntland is one the federal states in Somalia, and I hope President Hassan Sheikh will work closely with Puntland." Gaas said.

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