ERIGAVO, 09 November 2009 (Somalilandpress) — Two men believed to be linked to a recent attempt to hijack a Daallo airliner in the neighboring Somali port town of Bosaso were arrested by Somaliland state police in the town of Erigavo.
The men who have not yet been unidentified were arrested on Sunday morning as they entered Erigavo from Bosaso by car.
It is believed that Somaliland police were informed in advance of the men by Puntland authorities who want them to be extradited to Bosaso to face charges.
On Tuesday, two men armed with pistols boarded the plane bound for Djibouti at an airport in Bossaso in a bid to kidnap two German passengers. Half-way the flight the pilot outwitted the hijackers and returned the plane and its passengers back to Bosaso where they were met by police.
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The two hijackers were arrested but Puntland’s internal security minister said a number of others helped them.
This is the first of such collaboration between Somaliland and Puntland authorities.