Somalia’s PM says roadblocks in Mogadishu will be removed next year


MOGADISHU (Somaliguardian) – Somalia’s Prime Minister Hamza Abdi Barre said his government will remove roadblocks in the capital Mogadishu following the deployment of thousands of newly-trained police and plain-clothed officers to tighten security.

The government of former President Mohamed Abdullahi Farmajo had introduced thousands of roadblocks in the city’s main highways and even neighborhood streets to prevent vehicles laden with explosives from reaching heavily-fortified government compounds in the city’s green-zone.

Barre said security has improved since newly-trained military police officers were deployed to hundreds of checkpoints in and around the capital, in what authorities say prevented Al-Shabaab car bombs from reaching the Makka Al Mukarama road, which is often used by government officials and African Union peacekeepers.

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