Somalia: Puntland and Galmudug Launch Training of Joint Somali Police Force for Galkacyo town

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    Somalia: Puntland and Galmudug Launch Training of Joint Somali Police Force for Galkacyo town

    GALKACYO, Somalia, July 18 (Horn Observer) The Federal member states of Galmudug and Puntland on Monday announced the training of the first batch of joint police force to operate in the town of Galkacyo for the first time in more than two decades, a

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Both Administration held a luanching ceremony in Galkacyo on Monday.
GALKACYO, Somalia, July 18 (Horn Observer) The Federal member states of Galmudug and Puntland on Monday announced the training of the first batch of joint police force to operate in the town of Galkacyo for the first time in more than two decades, a sign of enhanced cooperation and mutual understanding.

Mohamed Hashi Abdi, Galmudug Vice President and Abdihakin Haji Camey, Puntland Vice President announced the initiative in a highly organized ceremony held in Galkacyo on Monday.

The training of the  joint police which comprises of 50 soldiers (25 from Puntland and 25 from Galmudug) will be facilitated by the United Nations Support Office for Somalia (UNSOM).

Residents of the divided town of Galkacyo welcomed the program, hoping that the city will embrace peace in the future.


"We welcome this program of the joint police force and hope that this is a begining a new era of peace for the town.” Hersi Abdi, a resident in the town said.

Galkacyo, the regional capital of Mudug region, is divided and controlled by two administration, Puntland which controls section of the city, while Galmudug controls the other section and there has been repeated confrontations forcing the residents to flee homes.


- Horn Observer -



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