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Mogadishu Police Bans Vehicles Without Registration Plates

Storyline:National News

GOOBJOOG NEWS | MOGADISHU: Police in Mogadishu Tuesday announced that no unmarked vehicles will be allowed to operate in the country’s capital.

In a statement, the police force stated that the move was part of measures to enhance security in the capital and is in response to emerging security threats posed by unregistered vehicles and to ensure compliance with the country’s law.

“Effective immediately, any individual caught driving a vehicle without a plate number will face prosecution,” a statement from the police said.

Some government officials and civilians have in the past been seen driving around the capital in vehicles without number plates, raising security concerns.

“The use of vehicles without plate numbers poses a serious security threat and undermines the rule of law. We will not tolerate any breaches of this regulation, and offenders will be prosecuted accordingly,” the police statement added.

The police statement further stated that they remain committed to maintaining peace and security and upholding the rule of law in the country adding that regular patrols and checkpoints will be conducted to ensure compliance with the vehicle registration requirement.