Somaliland President warns against rebuilding Somali army

The President of the self-declared state of Somaliland Ahmed Mohamud Silanyo has warned the international community against rebuilding of Somali National Army.

Speaking during the 24th anniversary of self-declared independence, Silanyo said the international community led efforts to rebuild and equip Somali National army will led to destabilization in the region.

He said the strengthening of Somali army will precipitate long lasting violence and insecurity in the horn of the African region.

The federal government of Somalia did not commented on his claims.

Silanyo speech also touched on the political crisis in the self-declared state concerning the recent extension of his term by the popular house elders committee.

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