Trucks stranded in Galkaayo as paramilitary unit block roads over pay

GOOBJOOG  NEWS|GALKAAYO:   Troops from the Darawish paramilitary unit in Galmudug have blocked roads in Galkaayo as they continue their mutiny over unpaid salaries.

Goobjoog News correspondent in Galkaayo reports that the mutiny which entered its second day Friday has led to massive traffic halt especially for trucks heading to Galgadud and Hiiraan regions.

The forces who complain have not been paid for several months mounted roadblocks on major roads in the district leading to long queues of trucks as drivers tried to negotiate their way out.

The paramilitary unit which is based in Galinsoor in Galgadud region was part of local clan militias put together and trained by Galmudug state last year.

There was no immediate comment from the regional government on the development.


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