As Army chief denies placing Armed forces in high alert levels
By: Yusuf M Hasan
HARGEISA (Somalilandsun) – The Somaliland Vice president Abdirahman Sayli does not operate a twitter account.
This was stated by the presidential spokesperson Ahmed Suleiman Duhul while refuting information pertaining to the health of President Ahmed Mahmud Silanyo, allegedly tweeted by the VP.
“The president of Somaliland is fit as a fiddle and preparing for Eid celebrations in London’ Said Duhul as he negated information published by baligubadlenews website purporting to the grave heath condition of president Silanyo.
According to baligubadlenews VP Sayli who is acting for his on vacation boss, has put the three branches of the armed forces on heightened in lieu of the alleged seriousness of the health condition of president Silanyo.
Said he, “Not only is the president fit but the country’s security has not changed an iota for the worse thence armed forces are not at a high alert level”
Duhul who informed that president Silanyo is as all are aware on vacation in London said the fact that he is to undergo medical checkups should not be used wrongly by some unethical media outlets with ill intent to the first family as well as to the nation.
Urging diligence and observation as well as practice of ethical journalism the presidential spokesperson also cautioned errant media outlets against reporting false information especially as pertains to important public institutions like the presidency for it might create confusion among the populace.
“While some are reporting on the dire situation of the president’s health factual information indicate that he joined British somalilanders for Afur, (Fast breaking meal) in London.
President Silanyo accompanied by the first lady Amina Weris, Education minister ZamZam Abdi Aden and his private secretary arrived in London last week after official duties in Addis Ababa where he parleyed Ethiopian Prime minister Hailemariam Desalegn on bi-lateral relations.
Upon arrival in the UK president Silanyo while addressing a welcoming committee at Heathrow airport said that he is in London to not only seek medical attention, join British Somalilanders for Eid prayers ad festivities but meet with senior UK government officials, private sectors, Civil society organizations as well.
Meanwhile the Armed forces Commander Major general Mohamed Osman Shakale has categorically denied either elevating alert levels with neither the security forces nor receiving any orders related to the same from the Somaliland Vice president Abdirahman Sayli.
Gen Shakale stated the above during a telephone interview with Somalilandsun in which he quipped “If the arrest of the Driver and personal body guards of Ali Khalif Galayd is high alert then be it”
The Army commander was referring to ongoing operations by the armed forces to flush out remnants of Khatumo secession militias in the east of the country.
On prevailing the developments with Ali Khalif Galayd the Somalia MP who is brewing troubles in Sool region of Somaliland where his plans for the creation of a state dubbed Khatumo to be purportedly hive-off areas in Sool region are floundering Gen Shakale referred Somalilandsun to his press statement published by www.somalilandpress.com reading
Somaliland armed forces units based in Sah-Dheer last night arrested the personal guards of war-monger Dr. Ali Khalif Galydh and his vehicle
The press statement which was signed by chief of staff of Somaliland armed forces Major General Ismail Mohamed Osman Shaqale did not specify whether the the war monger was on board the vehicle or not.
The chief of staff of Somaliland armed forces Major General Ismail Mohamed Osman Shaqale lauded the unit involved in the operation for fulfilling their duties as the vanguards of this nation.
Dr. Ali Khalif Galydh was in the past said to hiding Sah-Dheer village
Major General Ismail Mohamed Osman Shaqale warned would be anarchist that they will be dealt with.