Waddani party officials arrested in Somaliland

Hargeisa(SD)-A political crisis erupts in Hargeisa, the capital of Somaliland, as Police detain officials of Wadani opposition partying a move to militarize the country’s political unrest.

The Police have reportedly arrested the party’s secretary general , Khadar Hussein Abdi and Barkhad Jamaa Batun the party’s spokesperson, Police have apparently surrounded the party’s compound in Hargeisa.

The political crisis was triggered when Wadani chairman Abdirahman Mohamed Abdillahi (Irro), called on party supporters in Hargeisa to hold protests tomorrow.

Chairman Irro called on the protesters to save Somaliland’s existence, and send a message to the government of Muse Bihi.

Somaliland Police Commissioner Mohamed Adan Sakadhi said hours after the Speaker’s statement, he would not accept that Wadani supporters hold protests in Hargeisa tomorrow.

The situation is tense tonight, and the matter is reportedly exacerbated by the arrest of the Wadani Party officials for fear of triggering violent protests.

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