Somalia Concerned Over Mass Arrests of Its Nationals in Zambia

Somalis arrested in Zambia

MOGADISHU (Somaliguardian) – Somalia’s federal government is deeply concerned about mass arrests of Somalis in the city of Ndola in Zambia’s Copperbelt Province, Somali Ministry of Foreign Affairs said in a statement on Friday.

Somali Ministry of Foreign Affairs “is closely monitoring alleged reports of mass arrests of Somalis” in Ndola, Zambia, “based on their nationality”, it said.

The move is a “cause of concern and presently engaging authorities in Zambia for clarity,” it added.

The Ministry further continued to add that it was working to resolve “this unfortunate event expeditiously”.

Zambian authorities have not immediately commented on the reports of mass arrest of Somali nationals in the industrial and commercial center of the Copperbelt, Zambia’s copper-mining region.

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