Rape, robbery and mobile phone snatching re-start in certain quarters of Garowe, Puntland. These are happening over-nights, despite security crackdown following the recent suicide bomb-blast in which the Governor of Nugaal, AbdiAsis Gujir, was assassinated.

Fornight ago a woman and mother was gang-raped, and knived in the vinicity of Olympic Shopping Mail in Hanti-Wadaag area..

A young man by the name of AbdiAsis, had reported to his family members, a robbery of his mobile phone by two men under a gun-point. Both robbers were armed with rifles. This robbery incident took place in the same area around Olympic Shopping Mall.

Unfortunately, victims are reluctant to report such serious incidents to the police and other security services. This culture of silence has complicated the bad security situations in urban centres of Puntland.

Commanding Officers of the Police, Drawiishta and other security services should draw up a list of their rank-and-fille every night to sort out who are away with their arms, while they arn’t on active duties, to dispel the public perception that rogue elements of the security forces were involved in these violences and lawlessness in towns.

Warsame Digital Media

Author: Warsame Digital Media WDM

About the blogger: This blog is associated with the former Chief of Staff in Puntland State Presidency, 1998-2005. He also worked with the UN and World Bank Joint Secretariat for Somalia’s Re-construction and Development Program (RDP), 2005-2006, as a Zonal Technical Coordinator for Puntland and later as National Aid Technical Coordinator with the Transitional Federal Government of Somalia and European Union. He is now an independent political analyst and commentator on current issues and occasionally gives historical perspective on modern Somalia’s politics. He lives and works in Toronto, Canada. He can be reached at: ismailwarsame@gmail.com


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