Friday, March 16, 2012
Security forces in Somaliland detained King Osman Aw-Mohamuc known as Buur-madow after arriving at Hergeisa Airport.
King Osman a prominent Somali traditional leader had disagreements with president Silanyo on the selection of his cabinet ministers.
He has publicly denounced some ministers of Silanyo government accusing them of being extremists.
Somaliland officials did not comment on the grounds they have allegedly arrested the king but some sources say his detention is related to the differences he had with the government.
King Osman was also arrested in the United Arab Emirates without any formal charges where he lived in exile.
Outspoken Buur-madow was remembered for his success in brokering the peace agreement in Puntland during the conflict between president Abdullahi Yusuf and his rival General Ade Muse in 2003.