Somaliland:Somaliland Police Arrest Gang of Youths who Raided Mosque and Stole from Worshippers


Somalilandsun:Somaliland police force in an operation at Hargeisa, Sheikh Nuur estate
flushed out gangs of youths who had raided a local mosque and robbed the
congregation. The incident took place on 3rd August 2018 at 8.00 pm.
According to the deputy commissioner of police Brigadier General Abdirahman
Liban Ahmed (Foohle) confirmed the arrest of the youthful gangsters.

“Last night a group of youth armed with crude weapons attacked a cleric and
his congregation in Sheikh Nuur area of Hargeisa. The youngsters were armed
with machetes and blinding torches which they used to blind their victims.
The gangs which have given themselves names have of late become daring.
Last night they entered a mosque and robbed worshippers of their mobile
phones and other valuables. Police got wind of their escapades and
immediately swung into action whereby by 10 pm all the gangs had been
nabbed by the police.” The police chief revealed.

The deputy commissioner of police said that from today onwards the police
will parade gangsters in front of the camera so that others can take heed.
This is according to Somaliland News Agency ( reporters at
police headquarters. He urged parents to be aware of their children’s

Also speaking at the venue is police spokesman Colonel Faisal Hiis he said
“We called this press conference to inform you that criminals have changed
tact and are now so daring that they have the guts to enter places of
worship to steal from the congregations. I call on the public to be aware
that the police have launched operations to flush out criminals from their
midst so they should inform the police of criminals.”