Tuesday 26 June 2012

Afgoye now safe and secure, says area Police boss

By Our Correspondent in Somalia

Somali police force have declared Afgoye safe and secure just few weeks after Somali forces backed by the African Union forces wrested control of the town from Al-Shabaab militants.
Area police boss Captain Ibrahim Dini Issack was quoted by the state broadcaster as saying that a nighttime curfew which has been in place since they took control of the town has now yield fruits.
He reportedly said that there is reliable peace in the area following their security measures including the curfew.
Issack says close working relationship between the police and the general public has contributed the prevailing security situation in the area.
He claimed that the nighttime curfew was first proposed by local elders who requested them to impose a nighttime curfew in order to bolster security and promised to lift the curfew soon.
The area has been a rebel stronghold since 2008 after the withdrawal of Ethiopian forces who crossed the border into Somalia in 2007 and was regained control by the Somali government last May after militants fled the town undefended

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