Protesters urge Somalia’s president to repatriate soldiers still stranded in Eritrea


MOGADISHU (Somaliguardian) – Parents whose sons are still stranded in Eritrea after being taken to a military training by the Somali government five years ago staged a protest in Mogadishu on Saturday, calling on Somalia’s President Hassan Sheikh Mohamud to repatriate them.

Speaking to media, the parents accused President Mohamud of failing to deliver on his promise that he would return the soldiers back home, saying that their sons are facing hardships with some “losing their hearing and sight.”

Mohamud’s government earlier returned hundreds of soldiers to Mogadishu, but did not disclose the number of those still remaining in Eritrean training camps.

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