Somali Police Chief issues statement on election security

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Somali Police Force Commander General Abdi Hassan Mohamed Hijar issued a statement at a meeting he had with the National Electoral Security Committee. Commander Hijar, who chaired the meeting, said they focused on accelerating efforts to ensure national security.

The security of the elections in the country to elections in an environment that is safe,” the statement said armed police force General Hassan Mohamed Hijar. Election security is one of the most difficult issues in the electoral dispute amid concerns that federal forces are being misused during elections.

The concerns stem from President Mohamed Abdullahi Farmajo and Somali spy chief Fahad Yasin’s use of security forces in several previous regional elections, as well as attacks on some presidential candidates in Mogadishu.

The Minister of Security, Hassan Xundubey Jimale, yesterday dismissed the concerns and doubts of the opposition candidates’ union over the security of the country’s elections, pointing out that security officials have held private meetings with political stakeholders and there is no doubt at this time. Security in Mogadishu.

“If an agreement is reached today, the process of election will begin. The security ministry and the security agencies as a whole are ready.” said the Somali government’s security minister.