Jubaland VP, Mohamud Sayyid hiding in Mandera over security concerns

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Jubbaland state Vice-President Mohamud Sayyid Aden is reported to be hiding in a Mandera hotel due to security reasons after an Ethiopian led forces prevented him from travelling to Bulla- Hawa, a town in Somalia bordering Kenya.

Mr Sayiid and his caravan were booked at the hotel a week ago by Kenyan security agents in Mandera county and their security immediately taken over by the Kenya Defence Forces (KDF).

A security officer who spoke to Nation said that they were instructed and given the task to guard a very important dignatory from somalia who were prevented from travelling to Bulla Hawa.

This comes amid rumours that Jubaland President Ahmed Madoobe also travelled to Nairobi on an unknown mission. The barring of Vice President is expected to escalate the rift between Jubaland and Somalia.

The kenyan government supports Madoobe while Ethiopia has grown increasingly close to the federal government in Mogadishu.

The rift between Jubaland and Somalia began when Madoobe was re- elected in what the federal government termed as a sham and unconstitutional elections which Madoobe denied , Farmajo on his part urged Jubaland to conduct a free and credible elections.

The Somalia Civil Aviation Authority (SCAA) has on November instructed all civilian aircraft to make a stopover in Mogashu before proceeding to Kismayo.

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