HARGEISA, 9 October 2009 (Somalilandpress) – The Somalia’s region of Puntland condemned the Ethiopian government of invading its territorial wounding some people and arresting others.
The Puntland’s chief of police, Mr. Ahmed Ali said the Ethiopian army entered Galkayo city at around 3am this morning where they carried out operations agains ONLF members arresting two and wounding two others. He said they sent a complaint to the Ethiopian government and expecting an immediate response.
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“This is not acceptable, Ethiopia should not cross the border and carry out operations inside Somalia” Said Mr. Ali.
Galkayo city is close to the Somalia’s border with Ethiopia and it is believed that some of the Ethiopian rebels are based in the town. Secret operations and assassinations are often carried out in the city among different clans and groups. The former Minister of Information of Puntland administration was assassinated in July this year in Galkayo for a clan revenge.
Reports from Galkayo said those arrested by Ethiopian forces are on top of the Ethiopia’s wanted list.
There is no official statement from Ethiopian government as per now.
It is very sad for Somalis that other people do what ever they like. They enter and go out in Somalia as they please. To be honest, no region is safe from any one go in and out as they want.
At least Putland is smart to let the world see instead of hiden the truth. They should contact the United Nation eventhough it has no power to say anything. The only way that any Somali region would be safe is defend their land and people.
This means Puntland did not get something in return that is why the condemn. this action is not different than the earleir abduction that carried out both puntland and Somaliland, any way the history will take by itself.
HEY PPL, COOL IT OK. WHERE IS THE COOPERATION IF ETHIOPIA COULD NOT GO INTO SOMALILAND AND CATCH TERRORISTS? WE HAVE TO SUPPORT EACH OTHER TO IRRADICATE THIS BANDITS.
Punland is pehapse the only and independant proffessional governament from the rest of Somalia. Here in Somaliland, we do enjoy our joint venture cooperation with the Neibor, and we never count or look what it has in its mouth. Pundland needs to come here in Hargeisa and learn something instead of shouting out and harming the prosperous neiborhood policy.
this is why the shabab is getting stronger and stronger, the hell with all these clanist dogs(puntlannd and slanald)
lol, simple attempts at trying to cause division, Ethiopia needs to respect our borders.