By Shine Abdi
Elite Police Units known as RRU and SPU last night stormed the house of the former deputy interior Minister in charge of national security Mr. Abdillahi Abokor Osman taking him into custody together with three other men who were thought to be his staff.
The minister arrest is said to be linked to recent remarks he made accusing top cabinet minister of links to the militant Al Shabaab group nearly one week ago.
The minister staff resisted attempts to storm the former security minister residence using heavy fire power but were later overpowered by the consignment of from the special police unit who entered the house breaking the gate ransacking most of the house while holding the occupants of the house at gunpoint, they even went to the extent of tying my household workers with chains in a bid to immobilize them.
Ms. Saydiya Mohamed ,wife of the detained minister speaking to the press said, “They came from all sides; some of them climbed the fence they were shouting “cardhaqaaqa” which literally means don’t move, they broke the front door of the house with their guns drawn and ready to shoot, when we inquired what was going on; they tackled us to the floor they didin’t even different between children and adults.
Mr. Abdi Saleh, a neighbor we spoke to said, “They even shoot at neighbors who opened their doors to come to our rescue, I cannot believe the government of President Silanyo would be treating its people that way! Don’t they have enough horror from days the former said barre regime, they have to expand on it, and where else can the Somalilanders live in peace if not in Hargeisa?
Somaliland Minister of Interior Mr. Mohamed Ali Waran cade speaking to the press today displayed several firearms recovered from the detained former security ministers home.