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Somalia forms joint security operations bureau

Director of the NSIA Gen. Bashir Mohamed & Somali police chief General Saaid

Hiiraan Online
By Shafi’i Mohyaddin
Tuesday, March 04, 2014

In response to the increasing insecurity in the capital Mogadishu, the Somali government has launched a joint security operations office whose duty will be the co-ordination of joint security operations by Somali government forces and the African Union Peace keeping mission in Somalia (AMISOM).

Director of the National Security and intelligence Agency, General Bashir Mohamed Jama told the media here in Mogadishu on Monday that the launching of such office will help tight grip on the capital city’s security situation which has been deteriorating for the past several weeks.

“The joint security operations coordination bureau has been established to help coordinate security operations which the African Union peacekeepers, Police, intelligence services and Somali military are all involved in” General Bashir Mohamed Jama said adding that the formation of such bureau was part of a huge security operations.

Somali police chief General Abdi Hakim Dahir Said for his part said that such huge security operations will last long until they have succeeded to contain the capital’s stability.

“As part of the ongoing efforts which intended to make Mogadishu a very secure place, the joint forces have launched major search operations during which nearly 2000 people were arrested between 04AM- 09AM on Monday morning” the Somali police chief said adding that 120 suspects are now in custody while the rest were released.

He said that those in custody were under investigations.

The Somali forces and the AU troops have been engaged in daily security search operations since Al Shabaab militants broke into the presidential on Friday 21st of February killing several people inside a mosque in the Palace.

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