Somali PM sends ministerial delegation to Marko to end clan fighting

MARKO (KON) - After scores were killed and thousands fled their houses in a clan clashes, Somali prime minister Abdiweli Sheikh Ahmed has sent on Wednesday a ministerial-level delegation to the coastal town of Marko, KON reports.
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Somali PM sends ministerial delegation to Marko to end clan fighting

The delegation which was led by Somali Interior minister Abdullah Godah Barre has arrived at Marko cit, the provincial capital of Lower Shabelle region, where an inter-clan clashes was going on over the last couple weeks.

Somali defense and interior minister both are expected to hold meetings with community leaders and elders from the two warring clans, in an attempt to find out mechanisms to remove all armed militias from the town and its surrounding areas in the region.

At least 20 people have been killed and dozens were wounded in a heavy fighting that broke out between 2 clans for control of the region last week areas near Marko town, a seaside city located 100Km south of Somali capital Mogadishu.

Meanwhile, Somali Prime Minister Abdiweli Sheikh Ahmed has previously called for an immediate end to the hostilities in Lower Shabelle region and promised assistance for the affected communities.

MPs in Somali Federal parliament hailing from the conflict-hit region have turned down to go out the delegation traveled to Marko, and be part of the solution finding team after they accused the government of siding with one clan.

KON English News Desk