Tension Rises In Abduwak Town, Central Somalia

by admin | Saturday, Jul 29, 2017 | 164 views

Tension between two rival clan militias is reported to be mounting in the central town of Abudwak in Galgaduud region on Thursday morning. The tension is related to previous clan atrocities, and has dramatically changed in the last few days, as the sides are in preparation for battle, that could erupt at any period of time.

Local elders say the brewing tension has sparked fear and panic among the residents, who some of them are on the brink of fleeing their houses in the town, to outside rural areas. The town was beset by recurrent inter-clan skirmishes in the past years, which resulted in disputes over the ownership of pasture fields and revenge killings.

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