Jubbaland slams Farmajo troop deployment to troubled Gedo

In a strong-worded statement, the office of Jubbaland president said the outgoing President Farmajo will solely take responsibility for the consequences of any confrontation in the contested province.

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Jubbaland slams Farmajo troop deployment to troubled Gedo

KISMAYO, Somalia - The deployment of the Turkish-trained Somali troops to the drought and conflict-hit Gedo region has drawn a stiff condemnation from Jubbaland on Saturday.

The second batch of the Gor-Gor soldiers has arrived in Dolow town on the Somali-Kenya border today by planes from Mogadishu amid a severe drought that has severely stricken the region.

In a strong-worded statement, the office of Jubbaland president said the outgoing President Farmajo will solely take responsibility for the consequences of any confrontation in the contested province.

“The outgoing President has rejected any call of peace instead he opted to ignite violence and division among Somali people at a time of political uncertainty and electoral crisis,” said Jubbaland's presidency.

Jubbaland's statement on Saturday follows after the government has been deploying troops with armed vehicles to Dolow district that borders with Kenya’s Mandera town for the second day.

Since last year, Madobe and Farmajo have been at loggerheads over the Gedo issue, mainly the election of parliamentary seats in Garbaharey city.

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