Somali parliament supports government disarmament process

By IAfrica
In Somali
Aug 19th, 2014

Somali parliament has thrown its weight behind the federal government regarding the ongoing disarmament security operation mainly in the capital Mogadishu.

The parliamentarians said in a statement that the government should ensure the security since its one of it’s the main responsibilities.

The members called upon the government to come up with clear strategies to deal with arms control in the country.

They also urged the security forces to respect human rights during their security operation.

The federal government of Somalia supported by African union troops has for the past week clashed with militants of former war lords in attempt to disarm and recover illegal weapons in the city of Mgadishu.

United Nation estimates half a million illegal arms are in the hands of civilians in Somalia.



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