HARGEISA–A high level delegation mainly from Somaliland’s religious leaders have left today for El Afweyn in order to bring an end to the protracted inter-clan fighting that has been raging in the town for quite some time where many people were killed with no clear motive. More than 100 intellectuals from Somaliland and from all walks of life are in the delegation.
Prominent local imams in Somaliland including the Sheikh Mohamed Omar Dirir, Sheikh Mohamed Ali Gadhle Sheikh Mohamud Sufu Mohamud and Sheikh Abdilahi Sheikh Ali Jawhar are part of the high powered delegates. Somaliland government officials are also in the delegation headed by the home affairs minister, Mohamed Kahin Ahmed.
The incumbent president Hon. Musa Bihi Abdi announced recently that a delegation from all Somaliland sects are tasked to resolve the ethnic clashes and said that they will leave for the town of El Afweyn in a bid to end the hostilities between the two brotherly clans that are fighting in the town. Somaliland VP His Excellency Abdirahman Sayli’i is off to El Afweyn in order to be part and parcel of the delegation tasked to find the long standing animosity to an end once and for all.