A police officer has been suspended and several dozen police officers have been arrested on suspicions that they may have facilitated the attack on a hotel in Mogadishu carried out by terrorist group Al Shabaab on Sunday, which resulted in more than a dozen deaths, according to local officials Media Garowe Online.
The police chief, General Abdi Hassan Hijar, has suspended the chief of the capital’s Abdulaziz district, Ahmed Abdullahi Bashane, saying that the detained officers will be questioned to see if they worked with the terrorists to help them pass through some security posts to facilitate. From the capital.
“We are collecting evidence and once we make the connections, they will be formally arrested and charged in court,” Abdi said. “We cannot tolerate any incidents in which government officials conspire with criminals against our people,” the police chief defended.
“We will guarantee that those guilty of interfering with our security systems are under the rule of law,” he promised, insisting that the security forces’ “obligation” is to protect citizens.