Thursday October 7, 2021
DHUSAMAREB (HOL) - Galmudug security Minister Ahmed Fiqi has resigned, citing differences with President Ahmed Qoorqoor on the response to the recent resurgence of Ahlu Sunna Waljamaa.
Fiqi said in a Facebook post that he had decided to step down after he differed with Qoorqoor following Ahlu Sunna's capture of Guriel Town.
"He chose the path to war in Galmudug using forces from Mogadishu, but I proposed dialogue and absence of military force is less troublesome and successful," Fiqi said in a Facebook post.
The Sufist moderate militant group Ahhu Sunna last week seized the strategic town of Guriel in Galmudug and Mataban in the Hiiraan region.
Leaders and clan elders who have been meeting in Dhusamareb and Mogadishu have unilaterally declared war against Ahlu Sunna, saying them as 'no different' from Al-Shabaab.
The resignation of Fiqi is a significant blow to the Qoorqoor administration.
Fiqi, a current federal MP and former national intelligence chief, has been instrumental in recent operations against Al-Shabaab in the Mudug region and has collaborated with Puntland in the war against the militant group.