By: Yusuf M Hasan
OOG (Somalilandsun) – Somaliland shall no longer stand aside while its territorial integrity is being flounced by citizens under the pay of foreign governments.
This was informed by the minister of interior Mohamed Waran’ade in response to incursions made to Taleeh district of Somaliland by the deputy president of Puntland Abdisamad Ali Shire.
Reports indicate that A. Ali Shire a citizen of Somaliland who owes his allegiance to Puntland arrived in Taleeh district leading a large body of soldiers from the Somalia administrative region.
While it is yet to be ascertained the Puntland politician is most likely in the country to foment trouble thus divert the attention of Somaliland security forces in order for a proposed Khatumoists secessionist meeting in Taleeh funded by Puntland to take place.
Waran’ade who is in Oog on security issues related to recent clashes between residents of the area said that the presence of any unauthorized foreign army in the country shall be perceived as a declaration of war thus appropriate responses.
“While we are a peaceful country busy developing citizens livelihoods, we inform those neigbouring war drum beaters not to construe this as fear” said the interior minister while assuring somalilanders that the government which is committed to their security and peace in the country shall respond with devastating force if provoked.