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Somali police impose curfew in Mogadishu during elections

MOGADISHU (SD) – The Somali Police Force has imposed a curfew in Mogadishu starting tonight and ending on Monday at time when the country’s presidential election is set to be held tomorrow in Mogadishu.

Somali police spokesman Abdifatah Aden Hassan announced that a curfew will be imposed in Mogadishu from 9:00 pm tonight, and ordered residents to prepare for it this afternoon.

“We are appealing to 100% of the people of Benadir region, we know the situation. We apologize to the workers for the inconvenience during the security crackdown and work with the police force,” said a Somali police spokesman.

The spokesman also pointed out that the curfew will continue until Monday morning (6:00 Am) as the Somali presidential election will take place in Mogadishu tomorrow.

The election of the 10th President of the Federal Republic of Somalia is set to take place on Sunday in Mogadishu at a tent in Aviation camp, as the final push in election campaigning is underway.

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