By Goth Mohamed Goth

Minister of Justice and Constitutional Affairs Hon Hussein Ahmed Aideed in an interview with BBC Somali language services regarding a foiled prison break at the Hargeisa maximum security prison involving Terror and Pirates convicts today.

One prison guard was killed and another one seriously wounded after been shot by unspecified number of prisoners who tried to escape from the Hargeisa maximum security prison today in the evening but were later caught by security forces.

Somaliland Justice Minister in a press briefing today said , “Four convicts using smuggled in weapons killed one prison guard and seriously wounding other during an attempted prison break earlier today , two whom were charged with Terror related crimes while the other two were convicted pirates and we are currently holding a number of people  who are suspected of aiding and abetting the convicts.

Most of the inmates at the prison run by Somaliland custodial corps and the United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime (UNODC) are serving time made piracy and terror related charges with roughly 12 of the Hargeisa prison’s inmates being members of Al Shabab.

Ironically, pirate prisons may also be generating new security risks. Pirates in Hargeisa and Bosaso are held in the same facilities as members of Al Shabab, the Somali group with ties to Al Qaida, and juveniles are housed alongside adults. That means there’s a very real risk that impressionable, disillusioned young men could be radicalized.


  1. They should take the dangerous criminals outside the city like abdaal mandheere which about 100 kms away from Hargeisa and about 60 kms away from Berbera, and they should make the prison in general outside the city with dangerous criminals like murders, terrorists, pirates, and attempted murderers rapists and people who speak ill of the religion and speaks ill of Allah SWT . and also minor criminals like thieves, street hoods, illegal operators, black market sellers, Arsonists, fraudsters, tax evaders, political prisoners unethical journalist. The government of Somaliland should prosecute those trying to harbor the foiled escaped cons and aiding and abiding is big offence and unfortunality that’s problems facing Mogadishu and Somalia where people aid and abided there relatives and loved ones when they are commiting the crime and they don’t want to go police and that will never get peace. The reason why Somaliland has peace is because aiding and abiding is prohibited and the people there respect the law and they are the police and if there own brother is commiting the crime they would go the police and have him arrested and they will be heros.

  2. Probably women with shadiir etc smuggling weapons in. They should have women on staff to check for weapons on all women wearing niqab etc and men searching the men. Seriously, its stupid to call it a maximum security prison when weapons can be smuggled in so easy. How hard is it to do that? Sometimes I think Africa just isnt fugging trying

  3. Guled “people who speak ill of religion” are in the same boat as murders, and rapists? What an id iot. I bet this numb skull is also typing from the west. You dont even have faith in your muslim countries so much so that you run to the west (secular nations) but then turn around and keep talking the same nonsense that made your countries useless. The Irony!

  4. look who tough you are calling someone an idiot behind a computer you are not even from Somaliland you are from puntland. Stop using the name of Somaliland stop speaking ill of the religion of islam and if you are a man instead of hiding behind a computer make fun of islam in the public to show how tough you really are, hiding behind the computer insulting people proves how much of a coward you are. people who speak ill of the religion are in the same area as a rapist and murder you creep. it is a felony to insult a religion in general and islam is a religion of peace and criminals and terrorists don’t have place in islam or any religion they are athesists, they don’t have beliefs have religion and you are not even a Somalilander or Somali by this fact with your bigot white behavior of being racist to muslims. You are incoherent rumblings doesn’t make a difference who do you know that I am in the west you sound like a spy.

  5. Why so you can chop my head off like your prophet and his sahaba did to people who leave Islam. Religion of peace my left testicle. Just look at the venom coming from you.

    I wasnt the one inciting violence to lock people up for simply having a difference of opinion. You compared people who question religion with rapists and murders but please read the hadith and find out about your prophet. I think he would be in prison too.

    Wow you sound like you’re fundamentalist. I bet you dream about being back in the 6th century fighting alongside mohammed as he forced people into his religion thru the sword and married a 9 year old. Wiping your arse with sand as toilet paper. Drinking camel piss for headaches as the prophet suggested (true story, read about it in sahih bukhari) I bet you think that was the bestest most awesomest time in the whole wide world! Creep!

    Islam is not a race, its an ideology and as with all ideologies it needs to be questioned and criticized.

    How do I know you’re in the west? lmaooo “you must be a spy” muslim paranoia lol it was the jews, the americans, you must be a spy lol

    • Allright tough guys say whatever you want behind me a computer you are not even a man and you don’t have testicles and stop saying ill ways of islam and this is the religion of peace and islam doesn’t not condone violence and you said that islam has connections with terrorism how stupid are you islam and violence don’t mix. Somebody who says ill things about the religion is considered a criminal like you, you are not even Somali or muslim you are a white red neck who came in this website.