Somalia Minister quits over Security lapse

Published: May 24, 2014
Abdikarim Guled, Former Somalia security minister
Abdikarim Guled, Former Somalia security minister

Somalia’s National security minister, Abdikarim Hussein Guled resigned on Saturday after being criticised for not doing enough to curb a surge of attacks carried by the Somali terrorist group al-Shabab.  

His resignation came shortly after armed militants launched a deadly attack at the Somali Parliament building in Mogadishu, causing the death of at least 10 people including government Soldiers.

Speaking to reporters late on Saturday evening, the minister accepted his critics and said that it was the right time for him to leave the post.

Members of the Federal parliament criticised the Minister for failing to handle the series of attacks that rocked the war-ravaged city, calling him for immediate resignation.

Insurgents often target lawmakers and some politicians complain that inadequate security leaves them vulnerable to attack.

Elsewhere, reports indicate that the Somali President- whom himself was asked by the MPs to step down is expected to reshuffle the top security department of the country.

The Somali government has struggled to control al-Shabab militants who are fighting to overthrow the weak government and bring Somalia under Shariah law.

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