The city of Mogadishu, the capital of Somalia, has declared a war on drugs and drug dealers. This announcement comes amid growing concern over the impact of drugs on the city’s society and the stability of the country.
The Chief of the Somali Police Force, General Sulub Ahmed, spoke to the media and declared that the security agencies would deal with drug dealers. In his address, he likened drug dealers to an even worse enemy than the Khawarij, a reference to an extremist group responsible for terrorist attacks in the region.
Commander Sulub issued a warning to those who deal in drugs, urging them to stop and refrain from causing harm to their people. “Our people do not need more trouble than the Khawarij has caused them,” he emphasized.
In addition to cracking down on drug dealers, the government is also committed to rooting out government officials accused of being involved in the drug trade. Commander Sulub promised that government agencies would investigate and clear any officials who are wrongly accused.
“We will send those who bring drugs into the country and hide in their places to their rightful place,” he added. “Operations are being carried out throughout the country to eliminate them.”
During his speech, the commander also addressed those who distribute drugs to the youth, reminding them that children are like precious gems that must be protected. He urged them to seek lawful means of earning a living, adding that God would provide for those who do so.
He warned those involved in the drug trade to refrain from it, stating that they are exchanging someone’s blood and life for their own profit. He also urged people not to harm their own people and promised that government agencies would clear officials accused of involvement in the drug trade.
The police chief’s announcement comes after a meeting held at the Hamar Municipal House, which focused on the fight against drugs and narcotics. The authorities are carrying out operations throughout the country to eliminate drug dealers and those who bring drugs into the country.
Commander Sulub also addressed the youth, stating that the child is like the born, and those who spread drugs to the youth are doing a great disservice to their own people. He called on people to seek lawful means of income, promising that God would provide for them.
Drugs and their role in the instability of the Capital.
The war against drugs is crucial for the stability of the country and the well-being of its people. The government’s efforts to combat the drug trade and eliminate drug dealers from the city are a step in the right direction. It is hoped that these efforts will bring peace and stability to Mogadishu and the rest of the country.
It was in June last year when the Somali Police forces carried out an operation against drug dealers and narcotic businesses in the capital, Mogadishu. In that operation the security forces destroyed shops, where narcotics, such as alcohol, hashish, and cocaine were used to sell.
The commander of Howlwadag police station, Najib Arab, described the operation as a security operation and indicated that they would continue. Mogadishu has been undergoing a series of operations by the police, which were targeting drug stores that are said to be part of the insecurity.