Somalia: AMISOM Putted Behind Bars a Mayor for Punching His Deputy
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Somalia: AMISOM Putted Behind Bars a Mayor for Punching His Deputy

Mogadishu : Somalia | Mar 01, 2013 at 12:11 PM PST
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A soldier of the African Union Mission in Somalia (AMISOM) man a position at a base near the ocean in Mogadishu

Mogadishu—March 01, 2013. The African peace keepers in Somalia has arrested the mayor of Baladweyne, small town located in north of Mogadishu.

Sources told, AMISON has arrested Mohammed Hassan Nuuriye, after punching his deputy Aadan Malimo over an argument on administrative matters. Mayor Mohammed spent the night in jail.

So far, it’s unclear the exact nature of his crime.

The town elders and religious leaders held talk with AMISOM over this matter and discussed the way forward he could be released.

This is the second incident in this region controlled by the Djibouti peace keeping soldier. The peace keepers had arrested the town’s head of security after punching another local counsel official.

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Soldiers of the African Union Mission in Somalia (AMISOM) stand guard at the airport in Mogadishu in 2009
Soldiers of the African Union Mission in Somalia (AMISOM) stand guard at the airport in Mogadishu in 2009
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