President Farmajo calls for end to skirmishes in Wanlaweyn

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Somali President, Mohamed Abdullahi Farmajo has called upon authorities of Southwest state and traditional leaders to make efforts in ending recent tribal skirmishes in Wanlaweyn district of Lower Shabelle region.

More than 20 people were killed after armed tribal militias clashed in the area following a dispute.

He mourned the innocent lives lost in the conflict adding that the government will send a team to deliberate on the conflict resolution by addressing the root cause.

Meanwhile, the Southwest state leader has vowed to bring the perpetrators of the violence to book.

Abdiasis Hassan Mohamed Lafta-Garen has directed the regional state security machinery to double efforts to put the situation back to control.

A statement from his office has revealed that a committee will be put in place to work towards resolving the difference between the warring parties.

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