Updates: Regional Interim President nominates key security positions
Ogadentoday Press- The interim President of Somali regional state in Ethiopia Mustafe Mohamed Omar has nominated key security positions. Former prisoner and Liyu Police high profile Mohamed Abdi Mowsar has been nominated the new head of especial Liyu Police.
Mowsar has been in Liyu Police and other civil positions for years and has been fighting against ONLF for years. Some critics said that he is also involved the human right abuses in the region. Ogadentoday has been trying to find his best record and many said he was a peacemaker in the Liyu Police and has been most of the time warning civilian causality. Based on the assessment of Somali regional interim President he has seen as the fittest person in this time for the position since he has been a victim of former President Abdi Mohamed Omar for political dispute.
In his first speech, he sent a message to Liyu Police members calling them for peace and development they have been working with. He mentioned in his speech current head, Fuad Labba, Golle, a close family of the former president as someone who has accomplished his mission and deserves a dignity. There are sources that the new head has no link with Liyu Police at the present. However, most of Liyu Police had a respect for him for his braveness before his arrest.
Police General Mohamed Yare has been nominated Police Commissioner, he also been in prison for years. He graduated Ethiopian police academy. He has been police service for years and he is also detained before. There is no clear information about his arrest.
Former high Profile Liyu Police has also nominated the head of intelligence. He has been members Liyu for a while.
Khadar Jigre, US citizen from Minneapolis, a local famous businessman has been nominated as a Presidential minister. He is well-known in the region and he has been a close friend with former President Abdi Mohamed Omar but later disputed because of contracts and conflict of interest. Now, he is presidential president and people are watching him. His close family members are now accusing him that he chose position than a wide political reform.
In Jigjiga, protest against Oromo affiliated militia erupted and asked the new administration to speak for them. 14 people killed in a different area have been brought in hospital last night. In addition, there are some protests calling arrest of former President Abdi Mohamed Omar as unfair and unjust.
Political unrest in the region is very critical and people in Jigjiga especially the main clan is calling for the resign of Minister of communication, Ahmed Shide as the new mayor rejected the position.
There are public concerns that the interim President is just visiting for damaged properties including hotels and churches and is not visiting for the people killed and wounded who have been in Referral Jigjiga hospital. A close source of President told to Ogadentoday Press that the president has been busy with other issues meeting with clan elders and will visit next days.