The administration of Buur-hakaba district of Bay region states that the security forces have launched security operations to arrest armed men who set illegal roadblocks in the region.
The security officials confirmed that they killed some of the armed men who were giving rough time to the passengers and drivers along Mogadishu-Baidoa highway.
The deputy commissioner of Buur-hakaba district Hussein Mankaalow told Goobjoog FM that the armed men were killed after they tried to confront the security forces conducting the crackdown in the area.
Mr. Mankaalow noted that the operations against illegal roadblocks will continue until the overall security of the district and the surrounding areas will be tightened adding that his administration will not tolerate the threats posed by illegal checkpoints.
Roadblocks interrupts people’s daily lives because the armed men at the checkpoints demand a lot of money which the drivers cannot afford to pay.