President Farmajo calls for cessation of hostilities in Kismayo

Somali President, Mohamed Abdullahi Farmajo has called to an immediate unconditional end of violence in Kismayo, Jubbaland state.

At least 20 people have been killed and scores others wounded following clashes related to a land dispute in the outskirts of Kismayo in Lower Jubba region last week.

The two militias clashed over the ownership of Koyame, Fuma, Suggani, and Jirole leading to the displacement of hundreds of families.

The head of the state described the bloodshed as unacceptable and senseless that need to be stopped.
“It is unacceptable violence between citizens who need to unit against one common enemy which is al-Shabaab.” The President said.

President Farmajo called on both traditional and political leaders from the area to play their part in ending the cessation of hostilities.

Land dispute is very active in the Lower Jubba region with several clashes witnessed in the agriculturally rich area in Jubbaland state.

Members of parliament from the state led by Minister for Transport and Aviation, Mohamed Abdullahi Omar held meeting the capital Mogadishu in a bid to end the clashes.

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