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Federal government calls for immediate end to clan violence

Storyline:National News, Security

GOOBJOOG NEWS | MOGADISHU: The Federal Government of Somalia has called for an immediate end to clan violence that has recently been experienced in various parts of the country.

Addressing a press conference in Mogadishu Thursday, Interior Minister Ahmed Ma’alin Fiqi blamed the Al-shabaab militants for inciting the conflicts so as to disrupt government’s efforts to stabilize areas that have been liberated from the militants’ control.

The Minister condemned the recent killings in Dhusamareeb where dozens of people lost their loves in clashes between two clan militias following a feud over land.

Fiqi noted that the incident did not conform to the teaching of Islam and also negates the spirit of nationalism and the dignity of the Somali people and appealed to the warring sides to stop the bloodshed and seek peaceful solutions.

He also expressed concern over the ongoing clashes in Xanaan Buuro and other areas bordering the Mudug region, where armed groups have been fighting over grazing rights and water sources.

The minister however stated that government forces were determined to bring security and stability to the affected areas and to continue their operations against Al-Shabaab.

He urged the regional administrations of Galmudug, Puntland and Hirshabelle to take immediate action to reconcile their brothers and said that the federal government was ready to provide any assistance to end the conflicts.