“Sool region is a communal territory, belonging to different Somaliland clans” says MD Mohamud Raage Ibrahim
Managing Director of State Printing Agency Warns Clerics against Politics on the Pulpit
Managing Director of national printing agency, Mr.Mohamud Raage Ibrahim, has cautioned clerics from bringing political matters, on the pulpit; without the required facts. He told them; to stop hiding behind religion; if they had a political agenda.
The MD, was speaking during an interview; with Sahan Television in Hargeisa. When asked about his belief, on the Sool territorial war, he said “I don’t believe that Sool or Nugaal belongs to one clan, these regions, are communal territory, shared by different Somaliland clans.”
About the reason to why the Sool traditional elders decided to go to war, the assassinations of prominent personalities in Las Anod town, Mr.Mohamud Raage Ibrahim stated, “The assassination haven’t stopped, everyday we see clans from Las Anod, receiving blood money (Diya) from other clans. This shows that the assassinations haven’t ended.”
He revealed that traditional elder Garaad Ali Garaad Jama; who called for war against Somaliland, can also become a peace maker, he said “Now, people know Garaad Ali Garaad Jama as ‘Gala Dagalka’ or start the war but he can also become ‘Gala Nabaada’ a caller for peace in Sool region.”
When asked about Sool region, claim of misrepresentation in government, he said “All those people; who defected to the resistance, were government officials, from Sool region. Look closely at all those who defected, only the governor, was from a different clan, employees from government ministries, government parastatals and armed forces were all from Sool region.”
He warned a cross-section of Somaliland clerics, indulging in political misinformation; to stop, he cautioned them; against hiding behind religion, with their tribal agenda.
By: Guled Abdi Mahir