Authorities in Galmudug have refuted claims certain clans were being targeted in a security operation noting that the state was engaging with communities to boost security.
The director of information in the state ministry of information Ibrahim Jeekey told Goobjoog News the recent security operations did not aim at profiling certain communities in the state.
“It is true that security agencies have summoned people from South West but they wanted to discuss how they can partner in boosting security. The police also asked them to make notifications of new people coming to the state,” said Jeekey. This move will help both the security forces and the security of residents.”
Responding to claims in the social media of discrimination, Jeekey said no one was being discriminated adding such measures have also been implemented in other areas. “We have many people from South West in Guriel who do business and they have been engaging with security forces in a similar way to enhance community policing.”
Noting that every Somali had the right to live anywhere in the country, the state official called on residents to partner with security forces to prevent any threats to security.