By Goth Mohamed Goth

Hargeisa-Mr. Mohamed Muse Diriye, Somaliland deputy minister of interior speaking to reporters stated , “The UK FCO should realize Somaliland is not Somalia, while responding to a recent security alert issued by the UK Foreign and Commonwealth office a few days ago in which it advises UK citizens against all travel to Somalia including Somaliland except for the cities of Hargeisa and Berbera in which the FCO advise against all but essential travel.

Any British nationals in areas of Somalia to which the FCO advice against all travel should leave. Any British nationals in Hargeisa or Berbera who are not on essential travel should leave.

The deputy interior minister in charge of internal security reiterated that it was unfortunate that the UK FCO issues a travel alert whenever a bombing urging its citizens from traveling to other parts of Somaliland expect the cities of Hargeisa and Berbera. There is a constant threat of terrorist attack in Mogadishu and terrorists continue to plan attacks against westerners in the rest of Somalia including Somaliland.

It is a high time the UK government should stop and deeply consider and rethink the status quo before issuing preposterous statements and which are against the Republic of Somaliland.