Published On: Sat, Jan 21st, 2017

Tension mounts outside Somali port city after killing

 

Reports reaching us from Lowe Jubba region indicate that a tense of fight is mounting outside the port city of Kismayo, about 500Km south of Mogadishu.

The scuffle has emerged after the murder of Jubbaland presidential guard in Kismayo. sparking a tension between the slain soldier’s clan and another tribal militia at Bar-Alen.

Local residents reported that both rival clan militiamen are massing in the area, and a fighting could erupt at any time due to the escalation of the tension.

Kismayo was hit by clan revenge killings since Ahmed Modobe and his Ras Kamboni militia backed by Kenyan military took control of the seaside city in 2012 from Al shabaab.

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