The local administration of Nugal region has banned al-Sadi’un Bil-Haq group, following the faction’s support by individuals in several towns in Somalia.
The Governor of Nugal region, Omar Abdulahi Faraweyne has announced the ban on the group in Puntland regions and order the closure of all the centers linked to the al-Sadi’un Bil-Haq group.
“ Puntland has been engaging fighting against ISIS and Al-Shabaab militants, now we declare war against this new group, we call upon the public to collaborate with the security agencies in order to annihilate the group and its secret cells,” said Faraweyne.
He said that government has instructed the security forces to arrest any member linked to the group.
The new group which its name roughly translated “proclaimers of the truth” was declared early this month in Egypt by an Egyptian citizen named Mostafa Kamel Mohamed.
Several groups in Puntland, Somaliland and other parts of Somalia have pledged allegiance to the group and announced establishment of the group in their respective constituencies.
Somali clerics earlier denounced the group describing it as “an anti-Islamic group” and urged the public to stay alert from accepting its extremist ideology to apostatize other people.