Hassan Sheikh Mohamud accuses federal government of destroying Gedo region

Somalia President Hassan Sheikh Mohamud addresses the media following his meeting with French President Francois Hollande at the Elysee Palace, in Paris, Wednesday Oct. 15, 2014. (AP Photo/Remy de la Mauviniere)


Former Somali president Hassan Sheikh Mohamud has strongly criticized the current situation in Gedo region, accusing the Somali government of wreaking havoc in Gedo region.

He said it was impossible for the federal government to say that Gedo region was not part of the Jubbaland administration and that they wanted to control the upcoming elections.

He accused government officials of continuing political oppression in Gedo region and called on President Farmajo to back off.

The situation in Gedo region has been under intense scrutiny in recent months and tensions are rising these days with the Somali government deploying large numbers of federal troops to Gedo region.