By: Yusuf M Hasan
HARGEISA (Somalilandsun) – Citizens in dire need of emergency police action shall from henceforth dial 999.
This is as a result of the creation of a new police unit geared towards emergency responses nationwide that was launched through a donation of 20 brand new vehicles to the police force by interior minister Mohamed Waran’ade in Hargeisa today.
“We in government and desirous of providing citizens with maximum security and protection during all emergencies hope that the new unit which shall respond to calls made to the specially allocated number 999 shall be of immense benefit” said the minister Waran’ade during the vehicles handover outside the interior ministry headquarters In Hargeisa.
While thanking his boss for the donation the police commissioner General Abdilahi Fadal Iman who said that the law enforcers shall put the vehicles to good use also urged citizens to in their turn utilize the unit in a proper manner thus refrain from making unnecessary distress calls.
The high speed vehicles composed of Mark IIs and mini buses which bear the #999 in bold letters shall be distributed nationwide under specially trained officers who shall form the nucleus of the police emergency response unit hitherto not available.
Watch Handover ceremony