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Police Arrest Suspected Hargeisa Buses Arsonist

Hargeisa (The Horn)- The recent spate of public transport buses burning in Hargeisa has resulted in the arrest numerous suspects.

This was revealed by Somaliland national police spokesperson Colonel Feisal Hiis Elmi during a presser in Hargeisa where he informed that security personnel are holding nine persons in connection with the burnings.

For a few days in the past week the Somaliland capital has seen a number of buses burned both for reasons or by persons unknown “thence intense operations that resulted in the arrest of the nine” said the police spokesperson adding that investigations are ongoing.

According to Col Feisal Hiis, police and other security agencies are at a quagmire  in unearthing the reasons behind this bus burning anomaly which has not happened anywhere in Somaliland in the past.

Stressing that the those currently in custody are still undergoing investigations, the police mouthpiece went on to assure that if any or all are found innocent or guilty they shall be treated as per the laws of the land.

“Though none are currently being held as suspects, investigations will determine their guilty or innocence thence possibility or release or arraignment in court for all or some” said Col Feisal adding that possibilities also exist of further arrests.

While the process of due law must be adhered to the letter the Somaliland police are confident that they are in the right track and prosecution imminent upon conclusion of investigations “since a number of the suspects were caught in the act”



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