Government security forces have launched a security operation in Jowhar overnight and rounded up dozens of suspects, most of them youths from the district.
Jowhar police commander Mohamed Siyad Anjeeh has told Goobjoog News that the operation was intended to pursue anti peace elements and make sure peace prevails.
Among those arrested include people suspected of selling drugs and muggers who rob residents in the dark hours.
“It’s our responsibility to secure this district, so we had to launch this operation to arrest these people who sell drugs and those who also do substance abuse, in the operation we also managed to put behind bars muggers who use to rob residents during the dark hours to the extent people were unable to the mosques for morning prayers, suspects would be taken to the court” said the police commissioner.
The commander has promised to keep up pace to combat crimes.
Till now Somalia’s security forces have been battling insurgents, warlords and tribal militias in many towns. This seems to be making into the history books as security is improving.
Now the police have started to divert their attention to petty crimes like muggers and thieves as courts are struggling to contain domestic cases, something new to Somalia’s war ravaged country.