Monday, April 08, 2013
The Puntland regional government has
requested material and technical assistance from the Somali federal
government to fight al-Shabaab, Somalia's RBC Radio reported on Saturday
"Puntland feels an extensive need for support in terms of security
and justice from the federal government of Somalia," Puntland Minister
of Justice Yusuf Ahmed Khayr said at a judicial reform conference in
Mogadishu. "I wish to remind [President Hassan Sheikh Mohamud] of
Somalia to send resources and experts in law and security to train the
local security forces in Puntland."
Al-Shabaab militants ousted from southern and central Somalia,
including senior leadership, have been moving into Puntland, especially
the Galgala Mountains.