AMISOM’s Force Commander Lt. Gen. Osman Noor Soubagleh and a team of senior military officials visited Adaado, the administrative capital of the interim Galmudug administration on Sunday, to assess the security situation in the state, in the wake of recent political disruptions. The delegation which included Somali Deputy Chief of Defence Forces Major General Ali Bashi Mohamed Haji Omar, held consultations with the Galmudug vice president and a section of legislators from the state’s regional assembly.
“As you are aware there is some political uncertainty brought about by legislators in Adaado. We were concerned that this might impact on the security of the region,” Lt. Gen. Soubagleh told journalists. “We consulted AMISOM troops, Somali security forces including NISA and we have all agreed to maintain security and stay away from the politics,” he added.
The Force Commander said he had advised AMISOM troops stationed in Adaado to exercise impartiality while executing their duties. “We have also urged the politicians to refrain from using the Somalia security forces or militia, to settle their political differences. There should be no use of firearms. The politicians should resolve their differences through negotiations,” he stressed.