Somalia: Puntland Army Chief to resign if forces not paid
GAROWE, Somalia, September 28, 2015(Garowe Online)-Puntland Defence Forces (PDFs) Commander-in-Chief Gen. Saed Mohamed Hirsi (Saed Dhere) said, he will resign, unless salaries are paid to disgruntled troops and police officers, Garowe Online reports.
In reaction at remarks by Puntland President Abdiweli Mohamed Ali, who dismissed complaints of missing pays ‘nonexistent’, Gen. Saed Dhere decried the dire economic situation facing key security apparatuses in an interview with Puntland-based FM station, Daljir Radio.
He slammed those who have defied the voices of striking soldiers, in what seems to be apparent finger of blame.
“I will resign very soon, if complaints of unpaid salaries are not addressed,” said Puntland Army Chief.
The new stance swells a host of problems besetting Puntland President Abdiweli Mohamed Ali.
Over the weekend, Ali denied that salaries are missing, threatening striking troops with action.