Mohamed Ali Hagaa, Minister of State for the Federal Government’s Ministry of Security, presided over a meeting in Mogadishu on Tuesday to discuss security reinforcement and the execution of the Arms Control Act ahead of the impending Eid al-Fitr celebrations commemorating the end of Ramadan.
The conference was held at the Somali Police Force headquarters and was attended by a number of authorities, including the governor of the Banadir region, the police commander, the director of NISA, the chairman of the military court, and others.
The district commanders of the police, security, and police military presented reports at the conference. The officials also talked about how to implement the weapons control order and how to enforce it to maintain safety and stability.
The leaders of the security services and the administration of the Banadir region agreed to increase security in Mogadishu, especially in preparation for Eid al-Fitr, which is just a few days away.
The conference follows the recent decision issued by Somalia’s President, Hassan Sheikh Mahmoud, prohibiting the carrying of heavy weapons in Mogadishu. Following its declaration last week, this directive was officially executed in Mogadishu.
President Mohamud also prohibited the importation of any military equipment, from uniforms to boots to equipment.